Freshmen Willa Koenig (left) and Renata Valquier-Chavez ran the seventh and fifth fastest 3,000 meter times in school...
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Freshmen Shine In 3,000 at Minnesota

Omaha Athletics | January 28, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., - Freshmen Renata Valquier-Chavez and Willa Koenig ran two of the top seven 3,000 meter times in school history to highlight competition for the Omaha track & field team at the Jack Johnson Classic at Minnesota.

Valquier-Chavez ran a time of 10:19.52 to finish ninth in the field of 29 runners.  It was the fifth-best time in school history.  Koenig was right behind at 10:20.30, putting her seventh all-time at UNO.

In the mile, Kayla Sabotin had UNO’s top time, clocking in at 5:17.37, good for 18th in the field of 33 runners.  Anita Jenkins was 21st in a time of 5:23.74, a personal best.

In the 400 meters, Alyssa Thavenet and Lauren Houston both ran a time of 59.68 with Thavenet edging Houston at the line.  For Thavenet, the time was a personal best.  Sydnee Mitchell-Jemison was right behind in a time of 1:00.97.

On the field, Anna Edet finished ninth in the shot put with a throw of 39-06 ½, less than three inches from her personal best.

In the long jump, Sasha Quattlebaum put up her third personal best of the season with a leap of 16-09 ¾, good for 12th place.

The Mavericks return to action on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Dakota Realty Alumni Meet at South Dakota.

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