Jacksonville, Fla. – The Lynn University track team competed in the final meet of its inaugural season on Friday night, taking part in the North Florida Invite hosted by the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. 10 personal records were set as part of the meet, as the Fighting Knights wrapped up the 2018 competition schedule with improvements across the board.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Kate Fisher placed fourth overall in the 1500-meter run for the invitational section, posting a time of 4:37.93 to set a new personal record.
- Sydney Parks and Darby Watts posted personal records in the open 1500, as Parks clocked in with a time of 5:23.37 just behind Watts' time of 5:15.67. Emily Christensen (5:13.41) and Lauren Leckenby (5:54.37) also competed in the event.
- Chase Yoder set a new personal best in the 800, crossing in 2:19.95 to place third in her heat and 20th overall.
- Emily Glass broke her personal record in the 400 hurdles, checking in at 1:13.33 in the event.
- Lynn had five racers in the 200, led by Gaylen Martin who posted a personal-record time of 28.56 in her final collegiate race. Lynn Whalen (32.87), Aubrie Parker (33.60) and Megan Selfridge (35.96) also claimed personal-best times at the collegiate level, while Arianna Spencer ranked second on the team with a 29.93 finish.
- The top 4x400 relay team of Yoder, Watts, Martin and Fisher shattered the program's previous top time, clocking in at 4:21.31. The quartet of Christensen, Leckenby, Glass and Spencer finished the event in 4:39.23.
- Alexandra Jones finished 14th in the 5000, finishing in 18:36.48 to shave nearly 20 seconds off her previous best time. Natalie Beck rounded out Lynn's competitors on the night with a 20:21.21 in the event, setting a collegiate record for herself.