HERKIMER, NY – Freshman Victoria Campanian was named Female Athlete of the Month in May. Campanian, a Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at Herkimer College, won two individual national championships and was also recognized as the ‘Women’s Track Athlete of the Meet’ at both regionals and nationals.
A resident of Glenfield, NY, Campanian won the 10,000-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase. The freshman posted an 11:22.94 in the steeplechase, her best time of the season by 21 seconds, placing first in the event the third time this season which also gave her first team All-American status. In the 10,000 Campanian posted a 40:30.69 – earning another All-American mention due to the first place finish – running her second best time of the season, just seconds away from her 40:25.89 posted at regionals the week before. Finally, Campanian earned second team All-American honors in the 5,000-meter run. Her 20:19.23 gave her second place, given to all student-athletes who finished second in their respective event.
Added to her national accomplishments, the freshman earned first team All-Region honors in the 5,000-meter run, 10,000-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase and second team All-Region honors in the 1,500-meter run. She placed in the Top 5 in all six of her events participated in at regionals, getting first place in the 5000, 10000 and 3000 steeplechase.
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