Records Fall at Iowa State Classic
AMES, Iowa – Three school records fell and numerous personal bests were set for the track and field teams at the Iowa State Classic this weekend. Leah Rygh broke her own school mark in the women’s mile while Erin Moffett also set a school record in the women’s 5000 meters. The men’s 4x400-meter relay team also set a new school mark while the women’s relay team just missed a new school record.
Rygh broke her own mark set last season with a time of 4:46.93. She finished fourth in the race while provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championships. A year ago, she set the record with a time of 4:53.64.
Moffett became the first women’s runner to break the 17-minute mark in the 5000-meter run. She shattered the old record of 17:07.74 with a time of 16:54.58 to finish second in the event. The previous mark was set by Anne Kuiken in 1989.
The men’s 4x400-meter relay team broke the former DePaul record set in 1999. Their time of 3:12.96 bettered the record of 3:15.00. On the women’s side, DePaul’s 4x400 time of 3:55.63 just missed school record of 3:54.08 set in 2000.
DePaul travels to Lewis University next weekend for the Chicagoland Championships. The two-day meet in Romeoville runs Friday and Saturday.