DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Four runners on the Florida Southern women's track team set personal records and finished inside the Top 20 in Saturday's 3,000 meter in the Embry-Riddle Last Chance Meet at the ERAU Track and Field Complex.
"I am proud, we saw many personal records set today," said head coach Ben Martucci. "They're responding well to their training and the hard work is paying off. We're excited to continue the process as we head into the new season."
Sophomore Ashley Montano paced the Moccasins with an 11:24.24 in the 3K, shaving over 17 seconds off her previous best, which she set at the University of South Florida Invitational on March 14, 2014. The Colorado Springs, Colo., native finished Saturday's race in 11th place, equaling her finish from last year's Last Chance Meet.
Junior Ashley Dudman (Geneva, Ill.) also established a personal record. She finished 14th place with a time of 11:38.52, over 45 seconds faster than her previous best, which she also set at last season's USF Invitational. Dudman's time was over a full minute better than her finish from last year's Last Chance Meet.
Sophomore Molly Price (Miami, Fla.) came in 16th place with a time of 11:41.81, over 35 seconds faster than her personal record finish at the USF Invitational, and 44 seconds better than her time at last season's Last Chance Meet.
Senior Marissa Senzamici established her personal-record 3,000-meter time in her first collegiate track event. A product of Lakeland, Fla., Senzamici came in 19th place with a time of 11:52.28.
Although junior Rebecca Levy (Mahopac, N.Y.) didn't set a personal record, she finished nearly 10 seconds ahead of her time from last year's meet at ERAU with a 12:01.60.
The Mocs return to action on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13 at the USF Invitational at the USF Track & Field Stadium in Tampa, Fla.