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Cassidy Finishes Ahead of Projections at NCAA East Preliminaries

          Release: 05/28/2016
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JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Junior Carlee Cassidy officially put a happy end on the College of Charleston track and field season on Friday night, submitting a gutsy effort in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by the the University of North Florida.

Cassidy, who entered the meet as the 48th ranked athlete in the steeplechase field, finished six slots ahead of her billing with a 42nd place finish, crossing the finish line with a time of 10:49.51. The junior was the lone-Cougar to make the trip to the NCAA meet this year, following in the footsteps of Tiffany Sisk and Julisa Tindall who represented for the College in 2015.

The native of Ontario, Canada wrapped up the outdoor campaign with a variety of personal milestones to show for her season. In addition to making the trek to Jacksonville, Cassidy also broke her own school-record in the steeplechase back in March (10:32.95), as well as logging the third-fastest 1500m time in school-history with a mark of 4:39.98.

Head coach Amy Seago will now shift her focus to the offseason, after which Cassidy and many of the other members of the track & field team will gear up for cross country season in the fall.