TULSA, Okla. – The Omaha track & field team put up more personal best performances on the second day of competition at the Tulsa Duels on Saturday. The meet was the first of the outdoor season for the Mavericks.
In the longer distances, the Mavericks had five runners in the top nine of the 1,500 meters. Renata Valquier-Chavez led the Mavericks, coming in fifth in her first appearance in the race with at time of 4:51.35. Rosie Gensichen posted another sub-five-minute time, running 4:56.31 to come in seventh. Anita Jenkins was right behind in eighth with a time of 5:00.49, just ahead of teammate Annie Catania who ran 5:00.95. Both times were PRs.
In the 3,000 meters, Valquier-Chavez was again UNO’s top finisher with a time of 10:54.60, good for fifth place. Karo Garcia, back after redshirting last season, was sixth in a time of 11:06.41. Catania had another PR in this event, running a time of 11:26.21 which put her eighth.
The Mavericks had strong performances in the field events as well. Stephanie Ahrens won the high jump with a leap of 5-07.