Feb. 12, 2012
SEATTLE, Wash. -
The University of Washington Open was a huge success for the distance team on Sunday as freshman Meagan Paracholski shattered a new school record in the indoor 1000-meters, finishing with a time of 2:54.96. The old record was 3:12.72 set in 1987 by Magda Saravia-Williams.
Kristin Galvez ran a personal record in the 3000-meters, finishing with a time of 10:15.09, while Pamela Cruz trailed behind her finishing in a time of 10:16.67. Lyndise Etherton finally had the chance to run in the 3000m as well and be a part of the indoor action after being unable to practice due to an injury.
Meagan McKee won the weight throw with a distance of 18.54m and also placed second in the shot put tossing 15.39m.
Alyson De La Rosa ran the 600m, while Saylah Barserian ran the 800 and both competed strongly and finished tough.
"All in all a very productive third day here in Washington and we are definitely coming out of here with a positive," Winsor said.
The Fresno State women's indoor track and field team had a successful two-day run at the Husky Invitational in Washington on Friday and Saturday.
In the weight throw, McKee, Caitlin Byrd and J'Quyra Moncur-Blue all made it to the finals and performed well. Moncur-Blue threw in the upper 50's yet again which is exactly where she needs to be and has shown consistency this season so far.
Je'Nia Sears has improved each week in the long jump after learning a totally different approach than she was used to.
"She looks much better each week and things have been coming along quickly for her after learning a new approach," head coach Scott Winsor said.
Shanelle Stephens ran strong in the 60m finishing in a time of 7.76 which was her best non-converted 60 thus far finishing second in her heat.
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