Alasia Griebel enters her first year as an assistant coach for the CCSU cross country and track and field teams. A former Central standout, Griebel earned numerous Northeast Conference accolades in just one year as a Blue Devil including the 2011 NEC Individual Champion title. She finished with a time of 18:42.10 at the NEC Championships for first place, earning a spot on the 2011 All-Conference team for her performance. Griebel was also named to the 2011 NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll and the 2011 NEC Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Prior to her success at Central, Griebel competed in cross country and track and field for Southern Connecticut State University where she was an NCAA qualifier and earned a multitude of Northeast-10 Conference awards including Conference Champion in the mile and distance medley relay (indoor) and in the 1,500 meters (outdoor). She was also named to the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic team and to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Griebel earned All-Region recognition in the mile (indoor), the distance medley relay (indoor), the 800 meter (outdoor) and in the 1,500 meter (outdoor). She was named All-New England in the mile, the 4x800 relay and in the distance medley relay (indoors) as well as in the 1,500 meter (outdoor).
Griebel’s collegiate bests include 2:13.15 in the 800 meter, 2:56.67 in the 1,000 meter, 4:28.13 in the 1,500 meter, 4:52.63 in the one mile and 10:21.17 in the 3,000 meter.
“I am extremely excited for this year” Griebel said. “We have a very strong men’s and women’s team. I am very fortunate to be working with the athletes and coaches I had the privilege of racing my last season with.” In addition to coaching the Blue Devil cross country and track and field teams, Griebel plans to continue to run post-collegiately, mostly on the track in middle distance events.
The Bristol, CT native graduated from SCSU Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in May 2011. She is currently working on her certification and master’s degree in special education at CCSU.