UMD fifth year Brezinka preps for first NCAA Championship meet

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For five years Isabelle Brezinka has been hitting the track as a member of the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) track & field team.

Her first four seasons as a Bulldog would end shy of making a NCAA championship appearance. However on May 4th she would blast to a personal best 800 meter mark at the Tommie Twilight meet that would secure her a Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championship berth in her final year of collegiate eligibility.

"It took a lot, I guess it took five years," Brezinka laughed. "I actually thought it was not going to happen. My coach had contacted me just saying you know there actually is a chance, and when I found out I was just super excited."

Her qualifying time came in at 2:10.01.

Brezinka will be the lone Bulldog on both the women’s and men’s side to make the trek to Allendale, Michigan. She departs Tuesday with the 800 meter prelims Friday at 6:15pm and finals Saturday at 3:55pm.

For the full NCAA DII championship schedule, click here.