Talbert Takes Bronze at USATF Junior National Championship

Friday, June 21, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa – Lipscomb freshman Madi Talbert finished a long and successful track season Friday afternoon with a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the U.S.A. Junior Nationals at Drake University.

Talbert crossed the finish line in a time of 10:27.80, the second-fastest time of her career. Brianna Nerud of Syracuse University was first in the field of eight runners with a time of10:15.67.

"Madi ran well,” Lipscomb track and field coach Bill Taylor said. β€œIt was hard to know what to expect coming off a week of rest and a bit more than a week of five-to-six-mile easy runs.

"I think that caught up with her in the last 1000 meters. I also think she has some tactical awareness things she can get better at. And that is one of the main reasons she is here after a very long freshman season...to learn, to fix things, to get used to the big meet, and to get better."