Racers continue to break records

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Staff Report

Entering the weekend with several OVC rankings and personal bests, the Murray State Track and Field team prepared for more goals to be met.

The John Craft Invite held at Eastern Illinois seemed to be a breeze for four first place finishes.

Finishing in first was senior distance runner, Brittany Bohn  who finished with a time of 2 minutes and 14 seconds in the 800 meter and 1 minute and 38 seconds in the 600 meter.

Freshman sprinter Tamdra Lawrence finished with a time of 7.69 seconds in the 60 meter and 25.53 seconds in the 200 meter.

Junior pole vaulter Chleo LeGrand placed with a 3.34 meter vault and Taylor McCammon, sophomore hurdler and jumper also finished first with a 5.20 meter long jump.

The first place finishes extended throughout the team when distance meter relay team Lawrence, senior distance runner Ali Hester, junior mid-distance runner Tia Weston and sophomore distance runner Vallery Korir finished in 12 minutes and 34 seconds.

The Racers proved to continuously beat their best times after six Racers set personal records in addition to the first place wins.

Those records were set by:

Freshman sprinter, Jocelyn Payne with a time of 26.49 seconds in the 200 meter.

Junior mid-distance runner Emily Evans with a time of 2 minutes and 37 seconds in the 800 meter, a best time of 5 minutes and 18 seconds in the mile run.

Freshman hurdler Kassidy Cook with a time of 9.64 seconds in the 60 meter hurdle.

Freshman thrower Christina Meinhardt throwing her best weight throw at 12.28 meters.

Sophomore distance runner, Rebekah Priddy with a 5 minutes and 20 second mile run.

Traveling to Pittsburgh, Kansas on Friday and Saturday, the Racers will once again put their best foot forward to compete in the Pitt State Invite.