AZUSA, CA (WFIE) - The University of Southern Indiana track and field teams with senior Hope Jones(Cumberland, Indiana) posted a first-place finish at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific University over the weekend.
JONES WINS 10K HEAT -- Jones tamed a 10,000m race field that included many division I runners from UC Irvine, Utah, Grand Canyon, and UMKC while also facing a GLVC opponent in Illinois-Springfield. Her time of 35:29.55 moves her up from 10th to fifth all-time on USI’s record book along with positioning herself as the fastest Eagle in the 10,000m this season. This is also Jones’ personal best time in the 10k in a USI uniform.
COMASTRI FOLLOWS SUIT -- USI junior Jennifer Comastri (Indianapolis, Indiana) also etched her name into a top performance in the same race, finishing 13th out of 25 runners with a time of 37:12.04.
HALL’S STEEPLE PERFORMANCE -- Junior Nathan Hall (Springfield, Missouri) finished 74th out of 105 harriers in the 3,000m steeplechase in yet another loaded field across all divisions and one that saw an APU Stadium record broken as Hall crossed the line in 9:41.10. This puts Hall on the top of the 3,000m steeplechase performance list for this current outdoor season.
WHAT’S NEXT? -- The whole Eagle squad will return on April 25-26 in Hillsdale, Michigan for the 53rd Annual Hillsdale “Gina” Relays.