Emily Forner ’19 became the first individual national champion in Allegheny women’s track & field history, claiming the title in the indoor 3,000-meter run at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships, held in Boston in March. Forner won by more than six seconds with a time of 9:39.56.
Forner became the 13th individual national champion in Allegheny history and 15th overall as the Gators also have two team national championships. Forner’s title is the fifth national championship for the Gator track & field programs. Jeremy Scott won both the indoor and outdoor pole vault titles in 2002 and the men’s distance medley relay scored the victory in 2011.
Forner, who also was a cross country All-American, graduated Phi Beta Kappa in May with a major in global health studies and minors in biology and French.