Saina, Jensen & Hall Post Personal-Records At Duke Invitational 04-04-2013


DURHAM, N.C. – The UNCG women's track and field team notched three personal records at the Duke Invitational at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Freshman Lydia Saina (Eldoret, Kenya/Kapkenda Girls School) won her heat in the 5,000-meter distance with a personal record time of 17:48.05. Her time was over 36 seconds faster than her top time at the 5,000-meter distance during the indoor season and was her first attempt at the distance in the outdoor campaign.

Freshman Eira Jensen (Holmveien, Norway/Sortland VGS) also turned in a top time in the 1,500-meter race as she placed 24th overall with a time of 4:41.97. She eclipsed her previous top time by almost eight seconds as she posted a time of 4:49.67 at the Wake Forest Open earlier this season.

Junior Shannon Hall (Waldorf, Md./North Point) set a new personal-best in the 800-meter race Saturday finishing 18th overall. Hall posted a time of 2:14.57 to trim over two tenths of a second off her top time of 2:15.18.

Freshman Katherine Link (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) turned in a time of 4:49.39 in the 1,500-meter race while classmate Katlyn Ayers (Strasburg, Va./Strasburg) finished just behind in a time of 4:59.19.

The Spartans return to action next weekend with the Joe Hilton Invitational in Chapel Hill for their final tune-up before the Southern Conference Championships April 20-21 in Statesboro, Ga.

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