New School Record in Distance Medley, Pease Runs Provisional 5k
Feb. 5, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Things started off very well for the Hoosiers at the Meyo Invitational on Friday. Junior Sarah Pease ran the first NCAA qualifying time of her career in the 5,000m and the women's distance medley relay team ran the fastest relay in school history for an NCAA time of their own.
Seniors Molly Beckwith and Wendi Robinson, sophomore Jordan Gray and freshman Arianne Raby finished the D.M.R. in 11:17.06, beating the IU record by more than four seconds. The time is the fourth-fastest in the nation this season and is nine seconds faster than the NCAA provisional standard.
Pease won the women's 5,000m with a time of 16:35.75. The time is nearly nine seconds faster than the provisional standard and is the second-best in Div. I this season. Pease records the first indoor provisional qualifying time of her career after breaking out during the outdoor campaign in 2009. Pease's time is the fifth-best in IU lore.
Indiana continues action at the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame on Sat., Feb. 6. For complete coverage of IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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