Neville ’10 Named Track and Field All-America

Ravenna Neville '10. (photo by Michael Donnella '76)

One of 19 participants in the 5k race during the 2010 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College May 27-29, Ravenna Neville ’10 placed eighth to earn All-America laurels in her first trip to track Nationals.

Her time was 17:18.59, exactly five seconds over her qualifying time, and :24.54 out of first place. During the fall, Neville placed 22nd in the NCAA Division III Cross-Country Championship for her first All-America accolade.

Neville qualified for the NCAAs with her effort in the New England Open Championships at Northeastern May 6-8. While Wesleyan finished in a tie for 33rd of 39 scoring teams, Neville was the top Division III runner in the 5k race and fifth overall among 28 entrants. Her time of 17:13.59 was her fastest of the season and improved her position dramatically on the provisional qualifying list for the NCAA Division III Championships. She had shaved 17 second off her previous best, moving her into a solid spot for the NCAAs as her time was 3.5 seconds faster than the final qualifying time for the 2009 Championships. As a result, Neville was chosen as one of 19 entrants for the 5k race in the NCAAs.