Breaking records comes easy to the women’s track team, with more to come as they enter the outdoor track season.
The womens 4×4 team placed 11th overall and broke the school record with a time of 3:55.37, beating the previous time by .6 seconds. The record-breaking team was sophomore Ashley Reinert, junior Kaylin Turley, junior Chelsea Howard and freshman Kinga Szarzynska, in order from lead to anchor.
Reinert, said she was proud to break the school record and is confident going into the outdoor season.
“We have really high expectations when it comes to our 4×4 relay team,” Reinert said. “We are capable of dropping a few seconds off the time.”
Turley said she is looking forward to the outdoor season, for more competition and breaking more records.
“I actually ran my best 400 that I have run in that race, so I’m hoping that I can transfer that to outdoor. People say that outdoor is a bit faster than indoor,” Turley said. “Ashley and I are kind of going for the school record in the 400-meter, not just the 4×4.”
The 4×4 team is not the only one coming out of the outdoor season on top. Junior Olivia Ness broke a school record in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.73 seconds and the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.33 seconds, shaving .12 seconds off the previous record set in 2003 for the 55-meter hurdles and .10 off the 60-meter record set in 2017.
“It gives me more confidence for outdoor meets to push it that extra step,” Ness said. “ I would really like to beat the outdoor hurdle record for the 100-meter.”
The next meet is the Rhodes Invitational, in Memphis, which will kick off the outdoor season on March 15 and 16.