Kipyego Sets New Collegiate Record in the 3000M

Sally Kipyego

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Feb. 7, 2009

Complete Results

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's eight-time NCAA champion Sally Kipyego etched her name into the record books at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Saturday, as she set a new collegiate record of 8:48.77 in the 3000M.

Kipyego, the only collegian in the race, placed second to professional Kara Goucher by only two seconds. The time of 8:48.77 breaks the previous record of 8:49.28 held by Kim Smith of Providence set in 2004.

The senior set a personal-best, school-record and the time is a NCAA automatic mark, but due to NCAA rules the time will not qualify her for the NCAA Championships. Kipyego also holds the NCAA record of 31:25.45 in the outdoor 10,000M.

Gilbert Limo ran a personal-best time of 4:05.51 to finish eighth in the mile at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games.

Tech had four NCAA provisional marks at the final Texas Tech Invitational of the year. Kelsey Lloyd set a personal best and jumped a NCAA provisional mark of 5'10" to place second in the high jump. Freshman Amanda Dowdy cleared 5'-6" for fourth place.

Junior Amanda Alley, a year off of a knee injury, set a personal-best and NCAA provisional mark of 13'-3.75" to win the pole vault. Freshman Sage Lasater cleared 12'-7.50" placing second.

Gladys Kipsang finished third in the mile with a NCAA provisional time of 4:50.34. Asia Diaz (4:52.29) and Lillian Badaru (4:45.14) placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

Tori Smith set a new school record in the 55M hurdles. She won the race with a time of 7.85. Sandra Iwunze finished in second place with an 8.01.



In his first action of the season, junior Julius Walker won the men's 55M with a time of 6.38.

Freshman Markus Henderson ran a winning time of 21.46 in the 200M.

Harrison Benjamin won the men's shot with a throw of 57'-00.25", while Tyler Menges threw 52'-4" placing third. Patience Knight threw a NCAA provisional mark of 54'-4.75" to win the women's shot put and D'Andra Carter placed third with a toss of 49'-5.75".

Darrell Roddick jumped 6'-10.25" in the men's high jump to place second. Roddick won the men's long jump with a jump of 23'-6.25". Lady Raider Janell Appelhans jumped 17'-11" in the women's long jump to place second.

Ozie Okolie won the women's weight throw with a throw of 59'-11.25".

The Lady Raiders finished with the top-two spots in the 600M. Iwunze won the event running a 1:26.07, while Shannon Jackson placed second with a time of 1:26.31.

Senior Christiana Graham finished the 1000M in second place with a time of 3:09.17. The men placed four runners in the top five of the 1000M. Freshman Zach Dawson ran a time of 2:25.89 to finish second. Silas Kemboi recorded a time of 2:27.96 for third place. Cory Higgins (2:28.04) and Nathan Milles (2:28.40) placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

Tech had two men finish in the top six of the 3,000M, as Aaron Greer crossed the line in second with a 9:05.80 and David Boston placed fourth with a 9:32.21. The Lady Raiders placed two in the top five of the women's 3,000M. Kacie Westervelt ran a 10:40.52 placing second and Katherine Priebe finished fourth with a time of 10:42.60.

The men's distance medley relay of Logan Culotta, Dawson, Milles and Higgins won the race with a time of 10:27.89. The women's DMR of Brintney Green, Gladys Kipsang, Tori Epperson and Addison LeMaster finished second with 12:54.53.

Tech returns to action next week as it sends student-athletes to the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., or the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas.


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