MSU's Griesche does her talking in steeplechase
Mississippi State's Cornelia Griesche competes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase during the season. (Photo submitted by MSU athletic media relations)
Cornelia Griesche does her talking on the track.
The soft-spoken sophomore has made a huge impact for the Mississippi State track team.
After running a 10:08.87 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to claim 11th place at the NCAA Preliminaries last month, Griesche qualified for this week's NCAA National Championships.
The native of Baveria, Ingolstadt, Germany, has come a long way in two years with the Bulldogs.
She burst onto the scene in Starkville after finishing 17th at the 2012 World Junior Championships.
"Obviously, she was really good out of high school because she had gone to World Juniors," MSU assistant track coach Houston Franks said. "She had a good year last year, but she has had a great year this year. It's a testament of how hard she works. Her work ethic is unbelievable.
"If you could see day to day what Cornelia does and a couple of others too, it's not a surprise she ran 10 flat. She eats right, sleeps right and on top of that, she's probably as nice a human being on this campus."
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