track teams explore the great outdoors
The most impressive record-breaking performance was by senior Jennifer Lynch, who erased one of the oldest marks in the women’s record book. Lynch won the 3,000 meters in 10:14.55, shattering the previous standard of 10:27.77 set in 1993. That record truly stood the test of time until Lynch came along; every other outdoor school record for the women in track events has been broken since 2004, with the exception of the distance medley relay, which is not normally contested outdoors.
Lynch now owns the outdoor school records in the 3,000 and the 5,000.
Junior Matt Lauletti of the men’s team also broke a somewhat long-standing record in the 3,000. His time of 8:45.91 was good for sixth place and toppled the mark of 8:52.88 that had stood since 2002. Lauletti’s time also was more than four seconds faster than the converted two-mile record of 8:50.08, set in 1975.
The third record setter should come as no surprise: senior Alex Faust broke her own record in the 200 meters with a time of 25.85, which eclipsed the 26.18 she ran as a freshman. Faust finished second in the 200, won the pole vault and anchored the 4x400 relay team that came in fifth.
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