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Women's Track Posts Five School Records At 2nd Annual Fred Hardy Invitational
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Release: 03/25/2006
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March 25, 2006

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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - The University of Richmond women's track & field team set or tied five school records and at the 2nd Annual Fred Hardy Invitational, which concluded Saturday.

Freshman Jessica Young won both the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes, setting a school record in the 400 (55.93) and tying the school record in the 200 (24.81). Fellow freshman Jasmine Major won the 100 dash in a school record time of 12.09 seconds. She also won the 100 hurdles in 14.73.

On Friday, senior Nicole Kurtain won the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase in a school record time of 10:55.94 and junior Beth Crocus set a school record in the women's hammer with a throw of 167-feet-3.

"We had a great meet, anytime you set five school records in a meet, particularly here at home, there's not much more you can say," Richmond women's coach Lori Taylor said. "We started off well on Friday and continued it Saturday. We competed with a lot of heart. The girls responded to high level competition with some of the best teams in the state of Virginia."

The Richmond women's team won seven events, including the 4x400 relay. Young, senior Danielle Eaton, Major and sophomore Tara Markey took first in the 4x400 relay in 3:56.17. Eaton also won the 800 in 2:13.64.

Freshman Jasmine Major won the 100-meter hurdles and set a school record in the 100 dash.

Smith finished second in the javelin with a throw of 146-9 and Crocus took third in 137-6.

Sophomore Tara Markey placed seventh in the 400 dash in 1:00.28, freshman Paloma Krakower took 11th in 1:01.22 and senior Amy Thesing finished 17th in 1:01.93. Krakower finished 15th in the 200 dash in 27.02

Senior Diana Morse placed seventh in the 1,500 in 4:55.70 and freshman Emily Nagle took 14th in 5:05.57.

On the men's side, sophomore Jonathan Molz ran a personal best 3:58.61 in the 1,500 and freshman Garrett Graham took 16th in 4:04.62.

Junior Rusty Burrell placed seventh in the high jump, clearing 6-2 3/4. He also finished 20th in the 400 dash in 51.90.

Sophomore David Delaplaine finished 14th in the 800 in 1:58.27, freshman Greg Hoffman took 15th in 1:58.44, while freshman Sean Welsh (1:58.62), freshman Jeff Strojny (1:58.83) and freshman Garrett Graham (1:58.96) finished 17th-19th.

Jeff Emrich took 14th in the javelin with a toss of 148-10 and sophomore Neil Slotterback finished 15th in the javelin with a throw of 146-6.

On Friday, senior John Ciccarelli picked up the men's only victory, taking first in the 3,000 steeplechase in 9:13.16.

"We had a lot of personal bests, practically everyone ran lifetime best times," Richmond men's coach Steve Taylor said. "Jon Molz ran a personal best in the 1,500 by almost four seconds and Rusty had a better day this week than last in the high jump. This was a good weekend for us."

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