Distance Records Fall at Alex Wilson Invitational
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A small contingent of DePaul’s indoor track and field team made the short trip to Notre Dame for the Alex Wilson Invitational this weekend. Erin Moffett broke her own record in the 5,000-meter run while Gavin Kennedy clocked a new school mark in the men’s mile.
Moffett’s time of 16:46.70 broke her own school record set this season at the Iowa State Classic. At the Iowa State meet, she set the record with a then-best mark of 16:54.58. Moffett is the only female runner in DePaul history to break the 17-minute barrier in the 5,000-meter run. She finished third in the event, just missing the NCAA Provisional mark of 16:45.00.
Kennedy’s time of 4:08.73 set a new school record in the men’s mile. The previous mark, set by Bill Drennan in 1967 was a hand-timed mark of 4:08.6. With the .14 hand-time to automatic-time conversion, Kennedy’s time on Saturday set a new DePaul record. Both marks will still remain in the DePaul recordbooks as hand-time and automatic-timing records. Kennedy finished 19th in the event.
In the men’s 400-meter dash, Larry Inanga finished fourth while setting a new personal best with a time of 47.34. Inanga just missed the NCAA Provisional qualifying time of 47.25.
Other competitors for the Blue Demons were Jarrod Jahnke, Will Lazicki and Leah Rygh. Jahnke was fourth in weight throw with a distance of 16.58 meters (54’4.75”) while Lazicki was 20th in the men’s 800-meter run in 1:55.51. Rygh finished 12th in the women’s mile with a time of 4:52.98.