EUGENE, ORE. -- Lianne Farber of the University of North Carolina women's track and field team finished 19th in the 1500-meter run at the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships Thursday at the University of Oregon.
Farber finished 19th overall in the event and 12th in her heat. Her recorded time was 4:23.18.
Cameron Overstreet, Tristine Johnson, and Briana Hudson will begin their competition in the NCAA Championships Friday. The trio qualified for the NCAA Championships based on their performances at the NCAA East Preliminary Round May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C.
Farber, a junior from Northport, N.Y., went into the Championships with high hopes. She smashed her personal record in the 1,500 at the last chance Virginia Challenge, finishing in 4:14.56 to secure her qualification for the NCAA first round in Greensboro, N.C. That PR time ranks fourth all-time in the UNC record books.
At the NCAA East, she qualified for the quarterfinal with her 4:19.59 first round race and then finished in 4:16.67 in the quarterfinal to earn her bid to the semifinal at the national championships.
Farber earned her first All-America honor during the 2012 cross country season as she finished 40th at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships. She is the 2013 ACC Champion in the 1,500, earning All-ACC honors for the ACC Outdoor Championships. Farber also championed the indoor mile for conference honors in 2013.
Farber has been ranked nationally in the 1,500 all season in addition to her national ranking in the 800 and the 5,000. Also an outstanding student in the classroom, Farber has garnered All-ACC Academic honors for the cross country and indoor seasons in addition to being recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association as an Academic All-America for the cross country season.
The Pac-12 will provide live streaming video for all four days of competition. For June 6-8, ESPNU and ESPN3.com have picked up select hours. A full broadcast schedule is available below:
(all times Eastern)