Feldmeier Nabs SEC Freshman of the Week Honors
Brooke Feldmeier (photo by Joshua McCoy)
April 21, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- After breaking the Ole Miss 800-meter record at the Virginia Challenge last week, Brooke Feldmeier has been named Southeastern Conference Women's Freshman of the Week by the league office.

Feldmeier, a native of Olympia, Washington, set the school record in 2:05.29 in her collegiate outdoor debut at 800 meters. She placed second among 68 runners in Charlottesville, which featured a number of ranked teams.

Her time is 14th-best overall in the NCAA and tops among freshmen. She ranks fourth among all SEC runners in the event.

The previous school record of 2:06.24 by Sherlonda Johnson had stood since the 1997 SEC Championships, not long after Feldmeier's first birthday.

This is the first SEC weekly honor for Feldmeier, who was recognized as the 2015 SEC Indoor Women's Freshman Runner of the Year after a fabulous debut campaign. It's the third straight week that a Rebel has been named SEC Freshman of the Week (Shannon Ray on April 7, Dempsey McGuigan on April 14).

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