Freshman Willa Koenig ran the ninth-fastest 5,000 meter time in school history at the SDSU Indoor Classic.
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Mavericks Pick Up Relay Win On Day One at SDSU

Omaha Athletics | February 10, 2017
BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Omaha track and field team got a relay win and several personal bests on the first day of competition at the SDSU Indoor Classic at South Dakota State.

The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Alyssa Thavenet, Anita Jenkins, Kayla Sabotin and Lauren Houston ran a time of 9:11.27 to not only win the race but set a facility record at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

Also on Friday, Willa Koenig ran the ninth-fastest 5,000 meter time in school history, coming in at 18:27.14.  She was just ahead of Alyssa Averhoff who finished at 18:27.62.  Annie Catania put up a personal best by 46 seconds with a time of 19:20.26.

In the 3,000 meters, Rosie Gensichen had a PR with a time of 10:36.42.

The Mavericks got three personal bests in the 200 meters.  Sydnee Mitchell-Jemison was UNO’s top finisher, coming in 23rd in the massive field of 139 runners with a time of 25.84.  Daylee Olson ran a time of 26.97 while Brekk Flax posted a time of 27.20.

The final day of competition begins on the track with the 800 meters on Saturday at 9:45 a.m.

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