Roanoke College track star to race at Division III national championship

Watch Roanoke College track star Carmen Graves in action this weekend.

Graves will compete in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship at Grinnell College in Iowa. This is the second time that Graves has raced at the national collegiate level.

Graves, a junior at Roanoke, is ranked third in the 800 for the national meet. Her time of 2 minutes, 9.87 seconds is the seventh fastest in Division III history.

Graves' preliminary race is Friday at 6:55 p.m. (Central Standard Time), while the 800 final race is Saturday at 5:05 p.m. (Central Standard Time). The top two runners from each heat, plus the next four fastest, will advance to the 800 finals.

Click this link to watch Graves' race live.

Graves, of Christiansburg, also is a member of the women's soccer team at Roanoke.

Go Maroons!

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