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College track and field: Virginia hurdler wins NCAA title

Colby College junior Sophie Stokes Cerkvenik of Britt ran a blazing 14.06 seconds to win the women's 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at La Crosse, Wis.

Colby College junior Sophie Stokes Cerkvenik of Britt ran a blazing 14.06 seconds to win the women's 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at La Crosse, Wis.

"It didn't feel like my best race, but you are going against the best hurdlers in the country and I knew the time had to be pretty good," said Stokes Cerkvenik, a Virginia graduate, said in a news release. "It's an amazing feeling and I feel so fortunate to have had this opportunity."

Stokes Cerkvenik, seeded 11th entering the meet, had the top preliminary time of 14.50 on Friday and broke her own school record of 14.34 in the final.

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