March 17th, 2012
EAGLE ROCK, Calif -- The Master’s College Women’s distance track team continued their season Friday night at the Occidental Distance Carnival, hosted by Occidental College in Eagle Rock, CA.
The evening began with Hannah Kellerman (Sartell, MN) competing in the second heat of the women’s 1500m. Dominating her competition, Kellerman raced to a 1st place finish, producing a new school record of 4:47, 5 seconds shy of the NAIA provisional qualifying mark for the event. Kellerman looked fantastic, and is expected to qualify for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in the 5000m at the end of the month.
Following Kellerman’s outstanding performance, was Micayla Frankian (Saugus, CA) racing the women’s 3000m steeplechase, becoming the first female athlete in the history of TMC to compete in this event. In spite of taking a very hard fall off the water jump on the third lap of the race, Frankian ran tough, finishing the race in 12:57. Coach Schroeder expects this time to come down significantly the next time Micayla steps on the line.
In the final event of the night, Katrina Graham (Riverside, CA) competed in a very crowded women’s 10,000m race. Following teammate Kellerman into the record books, Graham posted the fastest time run by a Lady Mustang for 10,000m, crossing the line in 39:23. Graham will look to qualify for nationals in the event later on this season.
Next on the calendar for the Lady Mustangs is the Cal Nevada Championships, hosted by Claremont College on March 31st.