Eira Jensen Sets UNCG Freshman Record At Duke Twilight
DURHAM, N.C. – UNCG track and field freshman Eira Jensen (Holmveien, Norway/Sortland VGS) turned in a program freshman-record in the 1,500-meter race Sunday evening at Wallace Wade Stadium at the Duke Twilight.
Jensen placed second in the 1,500-meter race with a personal-record time of 4:34.60, trimming six seconds off her previous top time of 4:40.60 set at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships, where she earned All-Freshman honors. Her time of 4:34.60 is the fastest time for a UNCG freshman in program history and is the fifth-fastest time in the distance all-time in Spartan history. Additionally, her time is the fourth-fastest time in the SoCon this season at the distance.
Junior Shannon Hall (Waldorf, Md./North Point) also ran the 1,500-meter race and placed fifth in her heat and 13th overall Sunday. Hall turned in a time of 4:56.28, her second fastest time in the distance this season, trailing just her personal-best time at the Wake Forest Open (4:50.24).
The Spartans will have one final event to post NCAA Regional qualifying times as they travel to the Virginia Challenge May 10-11 in Charlottesville, Va. The 2013 NCAA East Regional is set for May 23-25 in Greensboro on the campus of North Carolina A&T.
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