LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas-Little Rock has named four-time Little Rock Marathon winner Leah Thorvilson as the athletic department's new director of development.

Thorvilson was a two-time All-South Central Region and two-time All-Sun Belt Conference honoree as a member of UALR's cross country and track teams from 1999 to 2002.

Thorvilson graduated from UALR in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and a minor in health and exercise science. Along with the four Little Rock Marathon titles, Thorvilson has also competed at the 2012 Olympic trials.

She also ran the fourth-fastest 50-mile time ever recorded by an American woman at the 2012 Frisco Railroad Run 50 Mile Race in Willard, Mo. She holds course records at 17 sites.

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