Elmira native wins another national title
Molly Huddle, a 2002 graduate of Elmira Notre Dame High School, recently won her fourth consecutive women’s outdoor national title in the 10,000-meter run.
Huddle, 33, posted a time of 31 minutes, 52.32 seconds at the USA Track &Field outdoor championships June 21. Huddle also is a three-time national champion in the outdoor 5,000 meters. In addition, she is the American record-holder in the outdoor 10,000, a mark she established in 2016 at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she recorded a sixth-place time of 30:13.17. Huddle also competed at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Earlier this year, Huddle broke the American women’s record in the half marathon and placed first in the 15,000 meters at the USA Track &Field 15K championships as well as 16th among 12,000-plus women at the Boston Marathon.
Huddle grew up in Elmira’s Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. After starring at Notre Dame High, she went on to further athletic success at the University of Notre Dame.