FPD Alumna wins NCAA Division II National Title

From today Macon Telegraph:

Former FPD cross country standout Grace Tinkey completed her first season at Adams State, a Division Iheadshot_2_grase_tinkeyI school in Colorado, last spring.

Tinkey, who graduated from FPD in 2013, originally signed with Air Force but began her college career at Furman.

After two seasons at Furman, she transferred to Adams State and earned Division II U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-America honors last fall while helping the Grizzlies to the national cross country championship.

Tinkey finished 21st in the national meet. In the spring, Tinkey made the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference first team in the 10,000 meters. She was listed as a sophomore at Adams State for 2015-16.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/sports/article91567902.html#storylink=cpy

 

It appears that Tinkey has found a home with Division II powerhouse Adams State.  Alamosa, Colorado is a great, but very cold college town.  The RMAC is traditionally one of the best Division II Cross Country Conferences in the nation.  Tinkey was the 4th runner on the team at the National Championships.  The teams returns 6 of the top 7 runners for the 2016 season.  Congratulations to Grace.

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