SIX JAGUARS SET NEW PR'S AT BELLARMINE CLASSIC
April 26, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
Final Results (.pdf)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Six Jaguars set new personal records as a select group ran the 5th annual Bellarmine Classic at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium. Junior Amy Mattingly and sophomore Julie Riggins headlined the group in near perfect running conditions on Saturday (Apr. 26). In addition, freshman Ashley Mosley showed well with a heat win in the 1,500.
Freshman Mandy Campbell posted a season-best 12:33.34 in the 3,000m steeplechase, placing sixth of 10 runners.
Later, Mattingly led five Jaguars split among two heats of the 1,500, crossing in a time of 4:54.38. She finished third in her heat and third of 27 runners overall as UIndy's Sutton Knapp won the race in a time of 4:45.54. Mattingly climbed to seventh on IUPUI's all-time performance list with the effort and shed almost two seconds off her best time.
"This is the best Amy's looked in a while," IUPUI Head Coach Antonio McDaniel said. "She looked really strong and felt fine afterwards."
Behind her, sophomore Katie Williams ran 5:02.47 to finish 11th, while taking more than two seconds off her previous best time. Mosley won her heat in a time of 5:04.91, placing 13th overall, while Anne Mogavero had a huge PR with a time of 5:20.87. Senior Emily Vetor capped the group at 5:39.38.
In the 800, Riggins beat her previous best mark by .04 seconds, placing fourth of 17 runners overall.
"Julie could probably go 2:18 or 2:19, but the race keeps going out too slow," McDaniel said.
By the time the 5K kicked off, temperatures has risen to approximately 80 degrees inside the stadium. Senior Mariana Lopez-Owens finished 12th of 29 runners with a season-best time of 19:25.00 and Jennifer Emery was 17th at 20:14.16.
"Mariana probably went out a little too fast," McDaniel said.
IUPUI will return to action on Saturday, May 3 when the Jaguars compete in the Stan Lyons Invitational on the Butler campus. That meet will serve as the team's final tune-up leading up to The Summit League Championships, which will take place on May 15-17 in Fargo, N.D..