Bizzarri wins national championship in 5,000-meter race - KMOV.com

Bizzarri wins national championship in 5,000-meter race

With 100 meters to go, there was little doubt that Angela Bizzarri would win her first national title in the 5,000 meters.

As she crossed the finish line in 16 minutes, 17.94 seconds - a time 8.64 seconds faster than the runner-up - the Illinois women's track and field junior cemented her spot as Illinois' greatest distance runner of all time in Fayetteville, Ark., during the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Bizzarri surprised even herself by just how far ahead of the pack she finished, saying that she "expected someone to be very close the whole time.

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