Lady Raider 4x400 Relay Breaks School Record|
The Lady Raider 4x400 relay team broke a 9-year-old school record Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational.
March 2, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Lady Raider 4x400 relay team broke a nine-year-old indoor school record Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational on the Notre Dame campus.
The squad, comprised of Amoy Blake, Cierra White, Christen Rivers and Candace Jackson crossed the line with a time of 3:33.72 to finish third overall at the meet and break the previous school record of 3:33.85 set in 2004.
"What a great performance in breaking the school record today," head coach Wes Kittley said. "I am so proud to see us step up like we did today and compete."
Jackson ran on the 2012 Lady Raider indoor 4x400 relay team which garnered All-America First Team honors at the NCAA Championships finishing seventh at the national meet with a time of 3:34.61.
With the time, the squad moves into the top-10 nationally as the team looks to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships scheduled for March 8-9 at Arkansas.
"It was a collective effort," associate head coach Dion Miller said. "I feel like we still have a lot left and we can definitely run faster. I was really proud of Cierra. She ran a split of 52.2 which was huge and a personal-best for her on the second leg."
Qualifiers for the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships will be officially declared Monday.