Tricia Serres captured the national title in the 1,500 at the NCAA III National Championships May 23. Serres placed fifth in 2013 and was the national runner-up a year ago in this same event. Serres crossed the finish line clocked at 4:26.30. Serres is only the second Luther athlete in women's track history to claim an outdoor national title and the first to do so since 1997. Turena Johnson won both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs in 1997. That same day, Serres earned the seventh All-America honor of her career, placing second in the 5,000 meters. Serres crossed the finish line in 17:08.15, less than four seconds behind the national champion.