NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Wellesley College track & field senior Sonja Cwik (La Cañada, Calif.) finished in 17th place with a time of 10:26.33 in the Women's 3000m Run on Saturday at the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships at North Central College's Al B. Carius Track in Naperville, Illinois.
Ithaca College junior Taryn Cordani (Douglas, Mass.) took home the national title in the event, racing to a facility record time of 9:42.43.
Cwik's first career NCAA Championship appearance caps a record-setting indoor season for the Wellesley senior. Cwik qualified for Saturday's NCAA final when she ran a personal and school record time of 9:49.44 to win the 3000m at the Tufts Final Qualifying Meet. Cwik's time of 9:49.44 also earned her the first USTFCCCA Indoor Track All-Region honor of her collegiate career, as it was the fourth fastest mark in all of New England this season. Cwik owns the top-two indoor 3000m times in Wellesley program history, having broken a 29 year-old school record to set a new school record in February, before dropping her own time on the final weekend of the regular season.