GVSU's Walters Named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week

GVSU's Walters Named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week

Official USTFCCCA Release

NEW ORLEANS – Record books across all collegiate levels are taking a hit this indoor season. It continued this past weekend as numerous athletes turned in top-10 marks, several of which broke collegiate records. Grand Valley State junior middle distance runner Rachael Walters set a historic pace over the weekend at the Meyo Invitational.

NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN – Rachael Walters, Grand Valley State

Junior | Mid-Distance
Belding, Michigan

Much like Staines, Racheal Walters etched her name into history with her performance in the 800 at the Meyo Invitational this past weekend.

The junior from Belding, Michigan, posted an NCAA Division II Descending Order List leading 2:06.41 in the 800 this past weekend, automatically qualifying for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships. More importantly, Walters' time puts her amongst the best in NCAA Division II history, as she now sits fourth all-time in the event during the indoor season. Her time is just .41 seconds behind the third-best mark of Lana Jekabsone, set in 1999, and just .48 seconds behind Helen Crofts' time of 2:05.96, set in 2013.

Walters' time is also good for 22nd on the All-College Descending Order List.