Two-Time NCAA Champ, NCAA Indoor 5000 Record Holder Will Race For First Time In New Balance Jersey Next Week At USA
June 18, 2015
Heading into the upcoming U.S. Championships, every member of Team New Balance threatens a spot on the World Championship team in their respective events. Now, we’re happy to share there will be another name on Team NB’s impressive roster heading into the big weekend, Emily Sisson.
Sisson has been a dominant force in distance running since she was in high school. As a junior, Emily represented the U.S. on several occasions from 2007 to 2010 at major international meets and also held the U.S. junior 5000m record. In college, after transferring from the University of Wisconsin, Sisson joined an stellar Providence College team and led them to the NCAA cross country team title in 2013.
While she contributed to the success of her team, Emily also collected an array of accolades as an individual during her time at Providence College, including two NCAA titles and the 5,000m indoor collegiate record.
At the Big East Championships this February, Sisson ran away from the 5000m field and crossed the line in 15:12.22, shaving two seconds off the previous record held by fellow Team NB member and Providence College alum, Kim Smith. This past weekend, Sisson put an exclamation point on the end of her illustrious collegiate career when she captured the 10,000m title at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships a full 50m ahead of the next runner.
Emily will sport her new Team NB race kit this weekend in the 5000m at the U.S. Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
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