PRs fall at Virginia Challenge 05-11-2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Members of the UNCG men's and women's track and field teams performed well at the Virginia Challenge late Saturday evening, setting a pair of personal records.

Paul Katam, the lone Spartan male competing at the meet, was runner-up in the 5,000 meters, and Shaina Sumney knocked 12 seconds off her personal best in the same event.

In his first race since being crowned the Southern Conference 10,000-meter champion, Katam recorded a time of 14:04.56 in the 5k Saturday, a new personal best for the sophomore.

Sumney recorded a time of 16:35.00, which replaced the personal record she set at the Penn Relays just two weeks ago.  Her sister, Chelsea Sumney, finished close by in 14th place with a time of 16:49.29.

Kerry Hartman ran a stellar race in the 1,500 meters, crossing the line in 4:28.75, just one second off her personal best time.

The Spartans' next competition will be the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 24-26.

Men's results:
5,000m: 2. Paul Katam, 14:04.56

Women's results:
1,500m: 25. Kerry Hartman, 4:28.75
5,000m: 10. Shaina Sumney, 16:35.00; 14. Chelsea Sumney, 16:49.29

- UNCG -

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