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Aisha Praught pissed and motivated after steeple crash at 2012 NCAA D1 Outdoor Champs

Jun 7, 2012

If you forgot, Aisha Praught was the surprise at the NCAA Indoor Championships where she finished second in the mile just in front of Jordan Hasay and behind winner Lucy Van Dalen. Before this year Praught's PRs were 4:53 in the mile and 10:23 in the steeple. She still has never broken 9:35 for 3k or 17:00 for 5k. She set a 32 second PR this year in the steeple at Mt SAC in 9:51 (#2 ranked in the NCAA). At the NCAA Championships with momentum and big goals in mind, Praught hit a barrier almost midway through the race and went down. Praught got up to finish the race in 10:35, but failed to qualify for the final. Frustration set in and she needed to find a way to refocus. We talk to Aisha about the events in her race and what she is looking for moving forward...