Track & Field Finishes Competition at Meyo Invite and Chicago Duals

Tess Ehrhardt set school record in the 5,000-meter run
Tess Ehrhardt set school record in the 5,000-meter run

Feb. 8, 2014

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CHICAGO, Ill. – Juniors Rebecca Zaiter and Tess Ehrhardt finished competition at the University of Notre Dame Meyo Invitational Saturday afternoon. Ehrhardt competed in the 5,000-meter run Friday evening where she set a school record with a time of 17:09.90. Ehrhardt’s effort surpassed previous record holder, Jenny Goebel, by over 20 seconds.

“Tess’ 17:09 was a 35 second improvement over her best time,” said head coach Jim Knoedel. “It’s hard to come up with an adjective that adequately describes what she has accomplished, she rises to every occasion continually challenged to do better every time she steps on the track.”

Zaiter ran against 60 runners in the 800-meter run, crossing the finish line in 12-place with a mark of 2:11.71.

The remaining members of the track & field teams participated in the University of Chicago Duals. The Flames took home nine individual top-honors.

The women were dominated by freshman Imani Dixon who placed first in 200-meter dash, she crossed the finish line in 26.27 seconds. Dixon also took home top honors in the 400-meter dash clocking in 59.93 seconds. Junior Lauren Lindholm took first in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:29.23.

In field events, Latreesha Washington took home top honors in the pole vault with a mark of 3.16m. Teammate Mariya Denisenko and Ariel Gibbs placed first and second in the long jump recording marks of 5.44 meters and 3.40 meters, respectively.

Gibbs also placed first in the 55-meter dash crossing the finish line in 7.59 seconds.

On the men’s side, Kyle Hauser took home first place in the 800-meter run finishing with a time of 2:00.29. Ryan Blackmon participated in the 200-meter dash, placing second crossing the finish line with a time of 23.03.

Senior, Matt Marzahl took home top honors in the high jump, he recorded a mark of 1.96 meters. Christian Saporiti also placed first in the shot put competition, throwing 14.70 meters.

The Flames retuen to action as they head to Naperville, Ill., to participate in the Chicagoland Championships on Feb. 14.