Hansen lead Spartans at Niswonger Invitational
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - Katie Hansen and Joey Thompson each set new school records in the 3,000 meters to lead UNC Greensboro during the second day of the 32nd annual Niswonger Invitational.
Hansen, a graduate student from Portland, Ore., shattered the previous school record in the 3,000 meters with her time of 10:05.98. That time broke the school record set in 2006 by over 25 seconds and was good enough for second place at the prestigious event.
Thompson, a sophomore from Columbia, Md., set a new school record with his seventh place finish in the 3,000 meters. He broke the school record he set last season as a freshman by just under two seconds with his time of 8:29.36.
Lamar Watkins also had a good day for the Spartans as his fifth-place time of 1:56.20 in the 800 meters was the second fastest in school history.
Chelsea Sumney ran well in the 3,000 meters as well as her time of 10:44.08 was the sixth fastest time in school history.
The Spartans return to action next weekend as they travel to the UNC Open on Friday and Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
800m: 5. Lamar Watkins, 1:56.20; 25. Taylor Day, 2:01.63; 64. Justin Ruppe, 2:15.03; 70. Patrick O'Connor, 2:17.98
Mile: 26. Brian Carrington, 4:40.70; 46. Justin Ruppe, 5:01.74
3,000m Invite: 7. Joey Thompson, 8:29.36, 10. Mike Koech, 8:43.45
3,000m unseeded: 11. Jermaine Coore, 9:01.97; 19. Ben Vasquez, 9:05.51; 34. AJ Savoia, 9:18.95
5,000m: 46. Cory Bowen, 16:41.38, 62. Ryan Solomon, 17:57.10
4x400m relay: 22. UNC Greensboro (Clyne, Hurst, Watkins, Wyatt), 3:27.64
800m: 15. Kerry Hartman, 2:26.94; 56. LaTrese Bristol, 2:48.85
Mile: 25. Shaina Sumney, 5:40.95; 41. Courtney Fawcett, 5:58.13
3,000m Invite: 2. Katie Hansen, 10:05.98
3,000m unseeded: 7. Chelsea Sumney, 10:44.08; 18. Tiffany Garber, 11:04.29; 22. Michelle Chewens, 11:10.94; 33. Sherrika Jordan, 11:25.13; 63. Chelsea Willette, 12:28.95
5,000m: 36. Caitlin Lenz, 19:54.89; 39. Jenna Paley, 19:57.30
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