Daytona Beach, Fla. – The Lynn University track team returned to action on Friday night, hitting the track at Embry-Riddle for day one of the Spikes Classic. Kate Fisher picked up a third-place finish in the 1,500-meter run, shattering her personal record in the process.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Fisher's PR time of 4:41.88 came in the first heat of the event, as she finished just 0.55 seconds behind the second-place finisher from Stetson.
- Emily Christensen finished 11th in the second heat of the 1,500 and 28th overall, crossing the line in 5:08.92 for a personal record of her own.
- Ally Jones finished second in the third heat of the 1,500 and 19th overall with a PR time of 5:03.95, while Darby Watts set a PR at 5:18.05, and Natalie Beck (5:26.83) and Sydney Parks (5:28.54) ran season-best times for the Fighting Knights.
- Lauren Leckenby and Amanda Hennessey rounded out the Blue and White's competitors in the 1,500, finishing with personal-best times of 5:31.47 and 5:51.42 to place 46th and 51st.
- In the 200-meter dash, Gaylen Martin topped the list for the Fighting Knights with a 41st-place finish, while Chase Yoder, Emily Glass and Arianna Spencer finished consecutively in 46th, 47th and 48th place.
- Courtney Morin grabbed a 53rd-place finish in the 200, while Lynn Whalen, Aubrie Parker and Megan Selfridge rounded out the competitors for Lynn with 55th, 56th and 57th-place marks, respectively.
The Blue and White finish up at the Spikes Classic on Saturday with the 400-meter dash, 400-meter hurdles, 800-meter run and 4x400-meter relay.