BOSTON, Mass. – On Friday, Catholic University women's track and field senior Andrea Galeano became the program's first All-American at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, finishing sixth in the weight throw.
"It's been an incredibly special senior year for me and such an honor to represent Catholic at NCAA's for the second time," reflected Galeano. "I really couldn't have done this without the constant support of my coaches, teammates and family. They constantly challenge me and push me to be my best self and I'm so grateful for that."
Galeano placed sixth with a mark of 17.75m, which was season-best and the second best of her career.
"Andrea has done such an amazing job this year," said first year Director of Cross County and Track & Field Steve Rahn. "She has grown into a wonderful leader on and off the track. All year long, she has shown a lot of consistency in all of her throws which bodes well for performing at bigger meets. Going into the meet, we discussed not trying to do anything out of the ordinary or special but rather stay within her capabilities and focus on being confident and executing her throws. Coach Brubaker had done such a wonderful job all season long pushing Andrea in the weight room and to stay focused."
Galeano and the rest of the women's track and field team will look to continue their success as they transition to the outdoor season on Saturday, March 23 at the Goucher Classic.