AMES, IOWA -- Freshman Jacquelyn Crow and sophomores Allie Buchalski and Troy Reeder set new Furman indoor track and field records Saturday in the second day of the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa. Over the two-day meet, the Paladins broke five school records and had eight personal bests among the eight athletes competing.
Crow, who hails from Lebanon, Ohio, posted a mile time of 4:51.53 for 13th place overall and finished as the top freshman in the field. Her time bested the former record of 4:54.35, set by Erin Barker in 2012.
"Jacquelyn continues to impress me with her everyday work ethic, her race poise, and her ability to execute under stress," said Furman assistant coach Rita Gary after the race. "She's a special young lady, and I'm pleased that she has cemented herself in our record book so early in her career. It's just the start!"
Buchalski, a native of Johns Creek, Ga., recorded a time of 9:32.47 in the 3,000m, placing 11th and breaking the former record of 9:33.10, set last month by current senior Sinead Haughey. In the men's 3,000m, sophomore Troy Reeder improved upon his current school record by two seconds, turning in a time of 8:02.73 and claiming ninth place. Senior Tripp Hurt finished 16th in the race with a time of 8:09.44, while sophomore Brock Baker was 22nd at 8:13.60.
Following an off weekend, Furman will compete at the Southern Conference Championships in Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 27-28.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information