Fast times in Fort Collins bode well for stretch run

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 23, 2005

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs mile relay team set a new school record as the Mountain Lions competed at the Jack Christiansen Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo., on Saturday.

Kaitlyn Marsolek, Tiffany Flint, Cherdaria Mack and Sarah Cowhick ran an altitude-adjusted time of 4 minutes, 10.12 seconds to set a new UCCS standard. The foursome finished sixth in the Division i-dominated field, earning the Mountain Lions three team points.

Leah Thompson ran an outstanding 800 meters, posting an adjusted time of 2:23.49 for sixth place (third among non-Division I runners) and three team points.

Megan Lund was the top non-Division I finisher in the 5,000-meter run, taking fourth place. Teammate (and sister) Whitney, took eighth in the same race.

Other scoring runners were Marsolek (400 meters, two points), Cowhick (800 meters, one), Sarah Shepard (1,500 meters, four) and Tina Gray (1,500 meters, one).

"Some school records and fast times were a result of ideal weather conditions and good end of the year training," said UCCS coach Graeme Badger. "We look forward to even better marks in a couple weeks when many athletes taper."

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