Minnesota Morris senior Emily Ciesynski capped off her UM-Morris career by topping her own school record in the women's 400-meter dash Friday, May 24, at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio.
Ciesynski ran a time of 1:08.35 in the prelims of the women's 400-meter hurdles. She fell early in the race and finished 21st overall.
“... I scrambled and got up and finished the race still dazed, not quite believing what just happened,” Ciesynski wrote on MorrisCougars.com.
On Friday, Ciesynski bounced back. She ran a school record time of 57.03 in the prelims of the women's 400-meter dash to finish 15th overall. A few weeks ago at the UMAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, she ran a then-school record time of 57.06 en route to the conference title in the event.
“After finishing a 400, there's always this spacey feeling where you can't really feel your legs and you know you just pushed your body to its limits. That's the feeling I'm going to miss most. Sad it's over, but so glad of everything I learned throughout this journey,” Ciesynski said.