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More School Records Drop At Idaho Collegiate II Indoor

Courtesy: Gonzaga Athletics
          Release: 02/15/2013
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MOSCOW, Idaho – Conor McCandless, Kyle Branch and Alex Foote placed one through three in the men’s 3,000 meter race Friday as Gonzaga University indoor track competed in the Idaho Collegiate II.

“We wrapped up our indoor running in Idaho for the season,” head coach Pat Tyson said. “We brought a lot of our young runners and kids coming off some minor injuries in some workout races.”

McCandless finished in 8:35.59, followed by Branch at 8:36.89 and Foote at 8:39.89.

“These guys finishing one, two and three was a highlight,” Tyson said. “The guys ran hard and I was pleased with how they performed.”

In the women’s 3,000 meter race, Annelie Fjortoft finished in third with a time of 10:43.47. On her heels was fellow Zag Alison Fraher at 10:44.38.

“It was nice to see our runners really step up,” assistant head coach Patty Lye said. “To see the times we ran, it was an awesome feeling.”

Both the men and women impressed in the mile.

Lara Tuthill placed second overall and ran a 5:07.58, which is third fastest in program history. Behind her in third was Zoe Urcadez (5:11.42) and Krista Beyer (5:15.26) in fourth. For the men, Ned Fischer ran the second fastest time in program history with a 4:16.85 winning his heat.

The women also broke school records in the 400 meter race and in the 4X400 meter race.

Kelsey Tracy ran a 1:02.91 to break the school record. The previous time was held by Alexa Foley (1:04.89), which was set at the Idaho Collegiate I on Jan 19. In the 4X400, Erin Bergmann, Foley, Jordan McCann and Tracy set the new school record by running a 4:09.62.

“Our objective was to get some more experience and try to get some personal best,” Tyson said. “That is what we did and now our goal is getting ready for a fast track at the University of Washington in two weeks.”

Indoor track and field is off until Mar. 1 when it travels back to Seattle for the Washington Last Chance Invitational.  




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