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Track Successful on First Day of Florida Relays
Claudi Beitel has won the consecutive 1500m races.

Claudi Beitel has won the consecutive 1500m races.

March 25, 2004

Gainesville, FL - Florida Atlantic University's track and field team started on the right foot Friday afternoon as two athletes finished in the top-five out of four events on the first day of the Florida Relays hosted by the University of Florida. Claudia Beitel won her third consecutive 1500m race while Amy Springer set a new school record in the 3000m steeplechase en route to a fifth place finish.

Betiel finished first out of 31 runners in the 1500m with a time of 4:35.62, her second best time this season. Artemis Saradakis and Monika Grabowiecka finished 24th and 29th with times of 4:57.29 and 5:05.28, respectively.

Springer shattered the previous 3000m steeplechase record, held by Spring, by 25 seconds, running the event in 12:02.85. Antoinette Foster finished with a time of 13:19.30.

Ashley Stough and Nina Panebianco finished 12th and 19th in the hammer throw. Stough's throw traveled a distance of 43.46m while Panebianco's traveled 39.83m.

Brittany Powers and Sara Anzardo competed in the 5000m run, finishing with times of 18:29.46 and 20:30.28.

Florida Atlantic will compete in the 100m preliminaries, 800m, 400m hurles and the 200m dash on Friday, the second day of competition. The team will conclude on Saturday.

Claudia Beitel (4:35.62/1st)
Artemis Saridakis (4:57.29/24th)
Monika Grabowiecka (5:05.28



Amy Springer (12:02.85/5th)
Antoinette Foster (13:19.30/8th)

Brittany Powers (18:29.46/15th)
Sara Anzardo (20:30.28/28th)

Hammer Throw
Ashley Stough (43.46m/12th)
Nina Panebianco (39.82m/19th)


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