Sophomore Lauren Houston ran a time of 2:11.82 in the 800 meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational in California.
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More Personal Bests For Mavericks In California

Omaha Athletics | April 14, 2017
AZUSA, Calif. – The Omaha track and field team added to its list of personal bests during the second day of competition at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific.

In the 800 meters, Alyssa Thavenet ran a personal best in her first time in the race this season.  She posted a time of 2:11.41 to finish 33rd in the massive field of 145 runners.  It is the third-fastest time run in the Summit League this season.  She was just ahead of teammate Lauren Houston who was 36th in a time of 2:11.82, a time that ranks fifth in the Summit.

UNO got three personal best times in the 1,500 meters.  Renata Valquier-Chavez ran not only a PR but a team season-best time of 4:47.72.  Annie Catania clocked a time of 4:50.48, more than 10 seconds better than her previous PR, and Alyssa Averhoff took more than 11 seconds off her previous PR, running a time of 4:54.26.

The Mavericks got three more personal bests in the 400 meters.  Sydnee Mitchell-Jemison led the way with a time of 58.81 while Daylee Olson ran 1:00.77, her second PR of the season, and Taleah Williams finished in a time of 1:01.16.

Sasha Quattlebaum, running in the 100 meter hurdles, put up a time of 16.18 while My’Angel Davis ran 1:08.87 in the 400 meter hurdles.

UNO’s relay teams got their first test of the season.  The 4 x 100 meter team of Quattlebaum, Mitchell-Jemison, Davis and Flax ran a time of 50.03.  In the 4 x 400 meter relay, the quartet of Houston, Olson, Mitchell-Jemison and Thavenet put up a time of 3:55.52 to finish 11th.

In the field, Stephanie Ahrens took third in the high jump with a season-best leap of 5-10, the top mark in the Summit League this season.

In the triple jump, Nyakuome Thichiot was one inch off her personal best with a mark of 36-07 ½.

Lauren Doeschot put up a season best in the javelin with a toss of 115-06.

The Mavericks are closer to home next week, competing in the John Jacobs Invitational at Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22.

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