Huben Captures National Title in Steeplechase


WAVERLY, IA. – SUNY Geneseo senior Jacqueline Huben captured the national championship in the women's 3,000 meter Steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Track & Field championships, hosted by Wartburg College.

Huben ran a career-best 10:38.60 to pace the field at Walston-Hoover Stadium, winning by a 2.7-second margin. Junior Sara Rosenzweig took seventh in the race with a time of 10:47.17, to also earn All-America honors.

Huben is the second national champion for the Knights this year. Sophomore Samuel Randall won the 3-meter diving national championship in March. Huben is Geneseo's sixth individual national champion and claimed the school's seventh national title. All but Randall's have been captured by women's track & field competitors.

Huben joins Alyssa Smith (steeplechase, 2013), Kim DePrez (high jump, 2003) and Beth Shope (hammer, 1999) as outdoor national champions for the Knights. DePrez (high jump, 2003) and Melissa White (5,000m, 2003) have claimed indoor titles for Geneseo.

Huben earned All-America honors in the steeplechase in last year's NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish. She also earned All-America status in the fall after crossing the finish line 29th in the NCAA Cross Country Championship, helping the Knights to a runner-up finish.