Sunday, March 17, 2013

Another American Record in the Steeplechase For a PSU Runner!

We all know Horace Ashenfelter once owned the American Record (and the World Record!) in the 3000 M SC.  Another PSU star once set the record in the late 70's.  Now, Bridget Franek has set the 2000 M SC record in her first outing of the 2013 season.

The day began with OTC Elite's Bridget Franek setting an American record in the 2,000 meter steeplechase. Running by herself, she had a :19 personal best in running 6:19.09. That broke the previous American record of 6:20.66 run by Carrie Messner in 2007.

"It was good to get back out there," said Franek. "It was an opportunity to remind the body how it feels to race. Nice to see how the drills converted into racing."
Congrats to Bridget, who was our 2012 Performance of the Year Award Winner.  Her prize package is already on its way to Oregon.  The "PSU is 800 U" items should really get the West-Coasters all hot and bothered!

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