The track and field teams had a variety of distance runners compete at the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina on Friday, March 29. The teams turned in some impressive performances, including a new program record.
Eight Cardinals competed, accruing various levels of success, including several personal best performances.
On the men’s side, four of the five men competed in the 5,000-meter run.
Senior Tom Goforth put up the highest mark of the afternoon, posting a time of 14:10.17. This was a new personal best for Goforth, and he also broke the program record by nearly five seconds. His time was good enough to earn him a 29th-place finish.
Freshman Ryan Talbott also saw some success on Friday, earning himself a new personal best with a time of 14:23.50 in his first outdoor competition.
Rounding out the event was junior Nate Frasier and senior Clyde Anderson III, who posted times of 14:51.47 and 15:18.22, respectively.
Additionally, senior Parker Eisengruber competed in the 1,500-meter run, finishing with a time of 4:04.17.
Sophomore Jenna Kaiser managed to top her personal best in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:38.34.
Senior Dominique Adams also came out of the weekend on a positive note, achieving a new personal best in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:22.26, beating her previous time in the event at last year’s Bryan Clay Invitational by a full 19 seconds.
The top performer for the women was senior Allison Dorr. Dorr stood out with a well-paced time of 35:39.12 in the 10,000-meter run, good enough for a sixth-place finish overall. This mark was just short of the program record of 35:38.54, making it a new personal best for Dorr.
The Cardinals will look to take this momentum into the weekend, when they will compete at the Auto Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational at Michigan State. Competition begins on Friday, April 5, and concludes on Saturday, April 6, with times to be determined.
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