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November 29, 2013

Hall of Fame video interview: Runner Betty Springs Geiger

NC State Hall of Fame inductee Betty Springs Geiger, a four-time NCAA Champion and 10-time All-American, took some time to talk with The Wolfpacker about her time in Raleigh before she was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Nov. 22, 2013.

Springs Geiger's biography (courtesy of NC State)


Two-time NCAA Cross Country champion (1981, 1983)
Runner-up in AIAW Cross Country championship (1980)
Fifth-place in AIAW Cross Country championship (1979)
Two-time NCAA Track & Field champion (1983)
Won the first women's championship in NCAA history at the 1981 NCAA Cross Country Championship meet
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
Two-time NCAA Track & Field champion (5,000m, 10,000m)
ACC 10,000 meter champion (1983)
1983 The Athletics Congress national champion
Four-time NCAA cross country All-American
Six-time NCAA track and field All-American in 5,000m and 10,000m
U.S. champion in cross country (1983)
Two-time winner of the Kennett Award as NC State's top female athlete
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (2003)

Individual Records

Set school records in 3,000 meters (8:59.79), 5, 000 meters (15:33.43) and 10,000 meters (33:01.02)
First two records still stand, 10K record is currently third best time
Only woman to ever win NCAA cross country and U.S. Cross Country Championships in same year

Team Records

AIAW national champions (1979, 1980)
ACC champions (1979, 1980, 1981, 1983)
Third place in NCAA cross country (1983)
Fifth place NCAA cross country (1981)
10th place in NCAA outdoor track and field (1983)

General Information

Was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 3 in the world in 5,000 meters in 1983.
Six-time member of the USA Cross Country national team.
Scored 20 of NC State 37 points at 1983 NCAA Outdoor Championship.

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