Runners race in New Mexico

On the first day of the meet, senior sprinter Belle Kiper ran the women’s 200 meters in 25.97, breaking her previous school record of 26:11.

Sophomore distance runner Chris Davis ran the men’s 3,000 meters in 8:39.49 which converted to 8:32.58 for a provisional time.

Sophomore distance runner Janelle Lincks finished the women’s 3,000 in 10:00.95, and broke her own school record while finishing first. Junior distance runner Amy Johnston qualified and finished third with a time of 10:10.63.

Junior sprints/jumps Justin Jimmerson scorched his personal best with a time of 22.32 in the men’s 200 while Glen Taylor also finished with a personal best with 22.60.

The second day of the competition was even better for the Roadrunners.

Sophomore middle distance/distance runner Breanna Hemming ran an automatic qualifying mile time for the NCAA Championships in 4:52.58, breaking her own school record by six seconds. Her time converted to 4:49.05 for altitude and track size to improve her previous provisional mark of 4:50.44.

Senior distance runner Kirk Harvey and Lincks also ran provisionals in the mile. Lincks finished second with 5:00.36, converting to 4:56.73 to better her previous provisional of 4:57.64. And in the men’s mile, Harvey finished third in 4:14.37, which converted to 4:12.02.

The Roadrunners next Indoor Meet is the Joe Davies Open in Golden, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m.

Author: Evan Batten

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