Saint Leo University sophomore Colett Rampf finished fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase finals at the 2016 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 27 at IMG Academy.
Rampf posted a career-best time of 10:23.86, earning All-America honors with her fifth-place showing. Her finals time was slightly under two seconds faster than the time she posted in the meet’s preliminaries.
Rampf, who became Saint Leo’s first cross-country All-American earlier this season, now becomes the Lions’ first track All-American as well.
“I could not be prouder of myself and all the hard work it took to get here,” Rampf said in a release. “I did not expect to do this well because it was my first time running the steeplechase back-to-back within 24 hours. The steeplechase is a very tough, competitive race, so it very hard on my legs, and hard to stay mentally strong and push with whatever is left.”
Rampf is a native of Premintz, Germany.