Stanford, Calif.-- The IU distance runners continued their second day at the Stanford Invitational with top performances from Kelly Siefker who shaved nearly 13 seconds off her personal best in the 3000-meter steeplechase to take a fourth-place finish. She finished with a time of 10:28.86. Siefkers teammate, Audrey Giesler was not too far behind in the race, as she finished eighth with a time of 10:36.18. Both times met the NCAA regional qualifying standards.
Newly-crowned NCAA Indoor Champion in the mile, Sean Jefferson, took third-place in the 1500-meter with a personal best time of 3:42.81. This time also qualifies Jefferson in the regional qualifying standards as well as the Olympic Trials. Jefferson was the top colliegate runner in this event.
Also on the mens side, Chris Powers turned in a personal best in the 5000 meter with a time 14:00.43, good for a 14th place finish. Powers previous personal best was 14:22.48 in this event.
In the 800-meter, Rodney Hollis finished seventh with a personal best of 1:48.69, which is a regional qualifying time.
IU Finishers at Stanford Invitational:
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 4. Kelly Siefker 10:28.86 *Personal Best & Regional Qualifying Time
8. Audrey Giesler 10:36.18* Regional Qualifying Time
5000 Meter 14. Chris Powers 14:00.43* Personal Best & Regional Qualifying Time
(seventh on IU's all-time list)
1500 Meter (Top Sections) 3. Sean Jefferson 3:42.81 *Personal Best & Regional Qualifying Time
(11th on IU's all-time list)
800 Meter 7. Rodney Hollis 1:48.69 * Personal Best & Regional Qualifying Time ( 8th on IU's all time list)
28. Russell Hollis 1:53.01