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Unatego graduate and Oneonta resident Amanda LoPiccolo qualified for the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships on Friday night in the 1,500 meters in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory in New York City.

LoPiccolo finished in 4 minutes, 24.44 seconds to beat the qualifying standard of 4:27.50. It marks the second time LoPiccolo has qualifed for the indoor nationals. The first came in 2009, when she also qualified for the outdoor nationals.

She finished sixth in her race and came close to her personal-best indoors. She's run a 4:16 outdoors.

The indoor nationals are Feb. 25-26 at Albquerque, N.M.

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