Gall Runs Second-Fastest 5K Time in School History at Stanford Invitational
April 1, 2006
PALO ALTO, Calif.-- The Indiana women's track and field team started the 2006 outdoor season off on the right foot, as all four student-athletes that competed at the Stanford Invitational at Cobb Track and Angell Field on Friday, March 31, met the regional qualifying standard in their respective events.
Jessica Gall turned in an impressive performance in the 5,000m as she captured a 12th-place finish with a career-best time of 16:16.50. Gall shaved nearly 33 seconds off her previous personal best, which was 16:49.53 at the Stanford Invite in 2003. Her blazing time also ranks as the second fastest time in IU history. Teammate Wendi Robinson also competed in the 5,000m, as she turned in a 22nd-place finish with a time of 16:48.71.
In the 10,000m, Lindsay Hattendorf finished in 24th-place after crossing the finish line at 34:25.97, which also marked a personal best for the Chesterton, Ind., product.
Finally, Kelly Siefker competed in her signature event, the 3,000m steeplechase, where she turned in a seventh-place finish with a time of 10:29.15.
Three Indiana men's distance runners competed at the Stanford Invite, as Mark Fruin captured an 18th-place finish in the 5,000m with a time of 14:30.00. His teammate Jordan Kyle was right on his heels, finishing in 20th place in 14:43.17. Tim MccLeod was entered in the event, but did not finish the race.
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