GENEVA, OH — Elizabeth Prevedello ended the Leopards' season with a bang, earning All-American honors with a sixth place finish in the heptathlon at the 2019 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships.
In the process Prevedello broke her previous school record in the heptathlon of 4522, setting the new standard at 4664 points.
The junior entered the day in ninth place with three events remaining. Prevedello opened day two with the long jump, one of her stronger events, and the All-SCIAC performer in the event came through, finishing with a distance of 17-09.75 (5.43) to take fifth.
Next, in the javelin, Prevedello took 15th with a throw of 96-04 (29.37m). That set up the 800m run with All-American status on the line. Prevedello didn't let the pressure get to her, finishing in seventh place to gather 745 points and a spot on the podium.
Prevedello is the first athlete in La Verne history to earn All-American honors in the heptathlon. She is the first female track and field athlete to finish on the podium since Tiahna Gillon finished 8th in the 100m dash in 2015.
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