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Garry Sets New School Record in 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Shannon McDonnell. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Shannon McDonnell. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

McDonnell Claims Personal Best in 1,500-Meter Run

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—While the majority of the women's track and field team traveled to Princeton University to compete in the Sam Howell Invitational this Friday, five Bulldogs put their skills to the test at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, California. The meet offers competitive opponents from all over the country.

The day's most striking performance came from Kira Garry. Though the junior already holds the Yale record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, she broke her own record on Friday. Her time of 10:21.01 was good for eighth in her heat, packed with participants from over 10 different states.

Junior Emily Stark claimed the day's second most notable performance. With her 23rd-place finish in the 10,000-meter run, Stark calimed the 4th-best time in Yale's record books. She earns an impressive personal-best finish of 34:51.61.

In the 1,500-meter run, sophomore Shannon McDonnell took second in her heat. She earned a time of 4:32.97, a personal best. Freshman Emily Waligurski was not far behind, posting a time of 4:35.48 and winning her heat.

In the 400-meter dash, junior Emily Cable placed 13th out of 46 people.  Her time of 55.71 is just milliseconds off her personal best. 

Report by Maria Seravalli '16, Yale Sports Publicity