CEDAR RAPIDS - The record-breaking season continues for junior distance runner Emily Hoesing as she broke the outdoor school record in the 10,000-meter run on Saturday while running at the Mustang Open, hosted by Mount Mercy University.
Hoesing reached the finish line as the champion in a time of 38:35.0, winning the event by over three minutes. Kylie Johnston also had herself a solid day by taking second in the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.29 seconds and then coming in third in the 200 (27.08s).
Brittini Thomas came in third during the 100 meter hurdles (16.12) and was fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:09.81). Kristen Casbon was right behind in fifth while Autumn Wolf was sixth and Allyson Ervin seventh.
Thomas and Johnston ran the final two legs of the 4x100 meter relay that brought home third place in a time of 51.16. Abby Olberding and Christina Jackson got things started with the first to legs. Thomas also ran the third leg on the 4x400 relay that captured third in 4:17.43.
"The temps were pretty chilly and the wind was gusty, but our girls battled very hard," said head coach Colt Slack. "Several top three finishes on the day, led by Emily's record-breaking performance. She seems to never run out of steam and is firing on all cyclinders. Overall, lots of personal bests and high finishes which is exactly what we are looking for this time of year. Hopefully we will continue to develop and progrss with a few short days to fine-tune four our next competition."
BVU will be right back in action on Wednesday and Thursday of this week when it takes part in the Northwestern College Red Raider Open in Orange City. Wednesday's action is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. before continuing on Thursday starting at 11:00 a.m.