Shepard, Burger earn provisional times
Spring Break is normally reserved for relaxing and having fun. Not so for two women from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team. Sara Shepard and Ashley Birger went down to the University of California-San Diego for a nice warm track meet. While that sounds like a blast, these two women werenâ€TMt there for just the sun and the sand.
Shepard went down to San Diego looking to prove something, and prove something she did. After battling illnesses for the past two seasons, Shepard wanted to come back strong this season and find out how she can really run. In her 3000-meter race in San Diego she posted a personal best time of 10:12.16 while finishing third. This time was also good enough to put her 3rd on UCCS' all time list.
As fellow runner Kari Samuelson said after having seen her time, "that is fast, she is doing really amazing this year."
Birger went down to San Diego to run her first steeplechase race of the 2005 season in some nice warm weather. Birger ended up winning the steeplechase with a time of 11:15.64. Another great time and great race posted by Birger.
Both posted good enough times to provisionally qualify for nationals. With it being only the second meet of the season, they both hope get quicker with more conditioning.
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