Birmingham, Ala. - March 9, 2018 - Competing at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, Springfield College's Courtney Luscier (Pittsfield, Mass.) broke her own program record in the 60 meter dash at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Friday afternoon.
Taking her talents to the national stage for the third-consecutive season, Luscier, who was seeded 11th coming into the event, ran a time of 7.65 seconds, the fourth-fastest time in the field of 17 student-athletes. The Sports Biology major bested her previous record of 7.67 seconds, set at the Division III New England Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships in 2016.
Winning the prelims was UMass Boston's Wadeline Jonathas with a time of 7.40 seconds, while Roanoke's Quinn Harlan took second with a time of 7.54 seconds. Just edging Luscier for third was Tyra Abraham of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, who ran a time of 7.641 seconds.
Luscier will now prepare for the NCAA Division III Championship race in the 60 meter dash, which will take place on Saturday, March 10 at 3:35 EST.