Sophomores Courtney Frerichs and Taylor Wardall helped the track and field team set school records at the Alex Wilson Invitational hosted by Notre Dame University. last Saturday in South Bend, Ind.
Frerichs set three school records, including a 16:40.16 finish in the 5,000 meters.
She set another UMKC record when she crossed the finish line at 4:55.56 to place 19th in the mile event.
Also in the women’s competition, senior Jylian Jaloma took ninth with a personal best time of 9:59.37 in the three -kilometer race. This was the second-best performance in school history.
As for the men, sophomore Taylor Wardall improved his own UMKC record by nearly two seconds with a 4:06.18 finish in the mile race, where he placed 19th.
Freshman Kolton Sheldon finished 28th in the mile at 4:11:45, his personal best and the third best in team history. Senior Daniel Mann’s 31st-place finish, 4:13.52, was also a personal best and the fourth best in team history.
Triple Jumper D.C. Okonta finished seventh in the event with a 15.02 meter jump.
This week, the indoor team will head to Fayetteville to conclude the season with the NCAA Championships, hosted by the Arkansas Razorbacks.