For the second time this season and the third time in her career, senior Alex Wilson has broken the 1,500 meter run school record after her solid performance today at the Drake Relays.
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The Lisbon, Iowa native finished third overall in the 1,500 meters with a new personal-best time of 4:20.49. She now leads the Missouri Valley Conference by seven seconds in the event and continues to sit at the top of four individual UNI records between the indoor and outdoor seasons.
The Panthers took part in the final day of competition at the Drake Relays on Saturday. UNI kicked the day off with two top performances from the men’s and women’s shuttle hurdle relay teams.
The women’s team of Christine MacNeill, Jennifer Roberts, Chaley Rath and Rachel Peth opened the day with a time of 58.63 in the 4X100 shuttle hurdles to qualify for the finals. They ended up besting their time from the preliminary race, running a team time of 57.90 to place fourth overall and rank No. 3 all-time at UNI.
On the men’s side, the team of Sebastian Barth, Jayvon Matthews, Jon Rus and Daurice Fountain grabbed the second fastest time in the preliminaries. The 4X110 shuttle hurdle relay team finished with a time of 58.23, the fifth fastest time in UNI history.
Continuing their success on the track, Barth competed in the finals of the men’s 110 meter hurdles along opponents from the Big 10, MVC and the SEC. The senior turned in a strong time of 14.01 to place sixth overall.
In the men’s 100 meter dash, Brandon Carnes matched his preliminary time to place fourth in the finals of the event. His time of 10.49 keeps him standing at the top of the MVC.
“Despite the inclement weather, we got a lot of great things out of the meet,” head coach Dan Steele said. “I thought we competed really well and took some important steps forward.”
The UNI track and field program will return to action on Saturday, May 2 when they travel to Iowa City, Iowa for the Musco Invitational.