Clark ran a 2:16.61 in the 600-meter invitational race.
Jan. 29, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The final day of the Indiana Relays came to an end Saturday with junior Rachel Clark turning a school record in her first attempt in the event this season.
Clark bested her older sister's previous record by eight-hundredths of a second as she finished 12th in the 800-meter invitational race and had a time of 2:16.61.
In the other invitational race for the women, senior Britanni Peltz ran a strong 57.75 in the women's 400-meter invitational despite being slowed down by tripping into the final quarter of the race. She finished 10th despite the small hiccup.
The relay races also proved successful for the Musketeers on the women's side. The 4x400-meter relay turned in a season-best time of 4:02.57 and took 24th thanks to a strong leg ran by Nia Williams to close up ground. The 4x800-meter relay, running for the first time this season, placed seventh with a time of 9:26. 47.
Kelsey Erlenbaugh continued to run well in her senior season, this time lowering her personal record (2:17.28) by more than a full second in the 800-meter and placing 12th.
In the men's 800-meter dash Ben Lawrence also turned in a personal-best time of 1:58.99.
Junior distance runner Hank Geer turned in the top-placing performance of the second day for the men's team by grabbing the 8th place spot in the 5-kilometer run with a time of 15:13.01.
The men's 4x400-meter relay turned slashed over a full second off its season-best time on Saturday and the 4x800-meter relay team started off its season with an 8:13.59.
Thte New Balanace Games in New York City are next for the Musketeers. It will be a reduced field for the Musketeers since next weekend's meet has a minimum qualifying time for its events.