Mailka Clary was one of three Owls to set school records on Saturday.
Jan. 13, 2007
The Florida Atlantic University track team competed at the Florida Intercollegiates on Saturday.
Records were the order of the day as at least six Owls set new personal records and three new school records were set. This performance continues the success FAU has had at the Florida Intercollegiates, as it set six school records as last year's meet.
Trishauna Clarke set the first new school mark of the day by running a time of 7.15 in the 55-meter dash, breaking Jian Jones's record of 7.38. History repeated itself in the 55-meter hurdles, as Yanique Booth broke her own school record, placing fourth in a time of 7.95. Booth set the previous record of 8.02 at last year's Florida Intercollegiates.
Friederike Feil would wait until the final individual event of the meet to break the third school record, setting a new mark of 10:13.02 in winning the 3,000-meter race. Feil, who also holds the school record in the cross country 5K, shaved more than 10 seconds off of the previous mark which Trisha Doyle set last year in Gainesville.
"We ran really well for the first meet of the season," Head Coach Alex Smolka said after the meet. "It was a very strong start to the year."
The Owls will return to the track on January 27 when they travel to Chapel Hill to take part in the UNC Invitational.