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Result: Childs-Walker 7th in 5,000m (All-America)

Women's Track & Field at NCAA Championships

Friday, March 9th, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. (Fri) / 10:00 a.m. (Sat) at Grinnell, Iowa - Bear Recreation and Athletic Center

Simone Childs-Walker an All-American for the 11th Time

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GRINNELL, Iowa – Carleton College senior Simone Childs-Walker (Seattle, Wash./Lakeside) earned her 11th career All-America citation after finishing seventh in the 5,000-meter run at the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Childs-Walker earned All-America distinction for the fourth straight year in this event as she crossed the line inside Grinnell College's Bear Recreation Center in 17:20.31.

“Coming off of a big MIAC weekend and to turn around and become an All American the very next weekend is truly impressive,” said Carleton head coach Donna Ricks. “Simone runs a very structured race plan. The race went out slow for several laps. No one wanted to take the lead, and it really opened up the possibility for a number of runners to place in the top eight. Simone's last four laps were very strong.”

Childs-Walker made her 11th NCAA Championships appearance overall, having qualified every possible time in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. She already ranked second all-time among Carleton women in total All-America awards to the 17 secured by swimmer Marie Marsman ’04. However, seven of Marsman’s honors came during relay events, meaning this most recent honor snapped a tie between these two titans for most individual All-America awards in Carleton history. (See chart below)

Laura Sigmund of Wartburg College was the individual champion in this year’s 5,000-meter race, posting a winning time of 17:01.82.


Carleton College Women to Earn 4+ All-America Awards

17 Marie Marsman ’04 swimming & diving (10 individual, 7 relay)
11 Simone Childs-Walker ’12    cross country, indoor/outdoor track and field (11 individual)
9 Aminah Ricks ’94 indoor/outdoor track and field (9 individual)
8 Anna Prineas ’89 cross country, indoor/outdoor track and field (8 individual)
6 Kim Gillen ’85 swimming & diving (6 individual)
6 Jenny Grover ’06 swimming & diving (6 relay)
6 Emily Mondloh ’05 swimming & diving (6 relay)
5 Andrea Barbera ’05 swimming & diving (5 relay)
4 Angie Soucek ’02 swimming & diving (4 individual)
4 Kale Zicafoose '11 swimming & diving (4 individual)


Childs-Walker's NCAA Championship Appearances

Cross Country
2008 61st of 219 runners
2009 11th of 279 runners (All-America)
2010 101st of 279 runners
2011 46th of 277 runners
Indoor Track
2009 third in 5,000m (All-America)
2010 third in 5,000m (All-America)
2011 third in 5,000m (All-America), 15th in mile
2012 seventh in 5,000, (All-America)
Outdoor Track
2009 third in 5,000m (All-America), eighth in 10,000m (All-America)
2010 third in 10,000m (All-America), fourth in 5,000m (All-America)
2011 fourth in 10,000m (All-America), fifth in 5,000m (All-America)