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Middle, distance runners post personal records at Pitt State

The Oklahoma Christian University women’s track team posted four personal bests at the Feb. 12-13 track meet at Pittsburg State University.

Katie Jones began the weekend of personal-best performances with her time of 19:08.21 in the 5,000-meter on Friday. This time was 25 seconds better than her previous personal best.

Kayla Parker posted a time of 8.26 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles and Miranda Ostlund posted a top throw of 41 feet 10 1/2 inches in the weight throw.

The women’s distance medley team consisting of Sarah Cobb, Tara Lewis, Molly McQuirk and Heather Jones finished in 12:31.73.

The Lady Eagles recorded three more personal-bests on Saturday by Maci Rich, Cobb and Leisa VanVooren.

Rich placed fourth in the mile with her personal-best time of 5:06.18 and Cobb’s ran a personal-best when she placed 20th with her time of 5:35.36 in the mile.

VanVooren finished 10th in the 800-meter with her personal-best time of 2:20.86.

Maia Zeno closed out the meet for the Lady Eagles’ weekend. Zeno threw a top mark of 30 feet 6 1/4 inches in the shot put.

Track and Field Head Coach Wade Miller said he was pleased with the way the women competed and is looking forward to a good showing next week to prepare for the indoor championships.

“We had a great weekend at Pitt State,” Miller said. “We will finish off our regular season meets at the University of Nebraska next week and are looking to carry the momentum from our performances into that meet and then on in to the indoor championships in March.”

The Lady Eagles travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to compete in the Nebraska Tune-Up on Friday, Feb. 19.

Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.

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