Nelson Paces Mocs in 5000 Meter Run at UT Track Classic

Nelson Paces Mocs in 5000 Meter Run at UT Track Classic

TAMPA - Hannah Nelson ran a personal best 18:57.32 time in the 5000 meter run to pace a contingent of 10 Moccasins at the UT Track Classic here Friday at Pepin Rood Stadium.

Also in the 5000 meter, Molly Price ran a 19:30.73 to take 26th place while Aleksa Guerra was 31st with a time of 19:46.61. The times were personal bests for both runners.

Amanda Slattery finished 32nd in the 5000 with a 19:49.15 while Jolene Vergauwen was 35th at 19:57.11. Veronica Jackson came in 40th at 20:43.62, while Anna-Brook Opalinski came in 43rd at 20:53.69 and Ashley Murray was 44th at 21:02.74.

Rounding out the Moccasins entries in the 5000 meter run were Summer Hepp (59th, 21:32.38) and Emilie Flament (51st, 21:45.74).

In the 1500 meter run, Kassidy Watkins turned in a personal record time of 5:06.34 to take eighth place while Emily Williams was 25th with a 5:52.95 time in her first 5000 meter run.

Sam Clarke was the only Moccasin entered in the 800-meter run, taking 20th place with a 2:37.50 time.

Florida Southern will run next on March 17-18 at the USF Bulls Invitational in Tampa.