Cardi Takes Third to Earn All-America Honors in 5000 Meters

Cardi Takes Third to Earn All-America Honors in 5000 Meters

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) – Dickinson senior Isabel Cardi (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) ran to All-America honors, breaking her own school record in the 5000 meters with a third-place finish at the 2021 NCAA National Championships.

Cardi crossed the line in 16:36.74 to shatter her previous mark of 16:44.18, set back on April 17. She broke away from the pack early and led the way for the better part of the race before eventual national champion Parley Hannan moved into first and had a strong finish to sweep the 10K and 5000-meter titles with a time of 16:22.85.

Cardi won the Centennial Conference title in the 5000, breaking the championship meet record with a mark of 16:58.42 and was named All-Region in the 1500 and 5000. She is a three-time All-American in track & field and earned All-America honors with a third-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Head Coach Don Nichter's Red Devils went three-for-three on the weekend with Elaina Clancy (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) running to All-America honors in the 10,000 meters while Christopher Scharf (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown) was an All-American in the 3000-meter steeplechase. This marks one of the best showings in school history. The Red Devils produced a program-best four All-Americans at the 2014 Outdoor Championships.

Both the men's and women's programs finished second at the 2021 Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships.