CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Junior distance runner Lianne Farber is seeking her second All-America honor of the year after qualifying for the semifinal in the 1,500 at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. Farber raced 4:16.67 in the quarterfinal of the event at the NCAA East to be seeded 11th nationally.
Farber 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. Her time ranks fourth all-time in the UNC record books.
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.