Hansen Sets School Record in 10K at USF Bulls Invitational

Hansen Sets School Record in 10K at USF Bulls Invitational

TAMPA, FL - Freshman Stephanie Hansen and sophomore Anna Brook Opalinski each topped the school record in the 10,000 meter run at the USF Bulls Challenge here Thursday with Hansen turning in a time of a time of 39:55.54 to shave just over two minutes off the previous record of 41:59.87 set by Amanda Slattery at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic on March 31, 2017. Opalinski also bested Slattery's mark and now holds the second fastest time of 41:09.21.

Freshman Hannah Flemming also put her name in the record book, breaking the school record in the 800 meter on Friday with a mark of 2:22.46 to eclipse the previous record of 2:22.60 set by Ali Gardino at the Tampa Distance Carnival on April 11, 2009. Her time took over seven seconds off the freshman record as well set by Mackenzie Rideout on April 16, 011, at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational. Junior Kassidy Watkins ran a 2:27.76 for the Mocs while freshman Mackenzie Wills posted a 2:38.56.

In the 1500-meter, junior Aleksa Guerra ran the fourth fastest time in Moccasin history with a personal best time of 4:53.40 to finish in 17th place while junior Hannah Nelson came in 28th with a PR of 5:04.10. Also competing in the event were junior Jolene Vergauwen (45th, 5:23.63); freshman Michaela Peterson (53rd, 5:58.29) and freshman Jessica Spencer (54th, 6:09.45).

Florida Southern also competed in the 5000-meter with sophomore Allison Wright placing 19th (19:32.75), freshman Amber Winton taking 30th (21:06.93), and junior Amanda Slattery finishing 39th (22:08.71).