Feb. 6, 2010 – Two school records fell as five Truman Track & Field participants provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field meet at the Cyclone Open this weekend in Ames.
Sophomore Dani Dell’Orco shattered the Bulldog 5000 meter run record with a first place time of 17:11.74.That time is the seventh best in Division II and tops among MIAA runners in that event.It broke the record held by Beth Lubbering since 2000 of 17:32.18.
Freshman Karen Grauel finished second to Dell’Orco in the event.
Dell’Orco also had a personal best time of 5:04.27 in the mile run with a fifth place finish but was also able to push senior Fiona Williams to a provisional mark with a fourth place finish in the event with a time of 5:03.46.
Senior Katrina Biermann swept the Pole Vault and Triple Jumps events again this season.Her Triple Jump mark of 39-04.00 broke her own school record set earlier this season and moved her up to fifth in Division II.She is second in the MIAA in triple jumpers.
Biermann won the pole vault with a mark of 11-11.75.
Two Bulldog throwers made provisional marks in the Shot Put.
Senior Tessa Letuli set a career best mark of 44-00.50 to take sixth in the event while junior Derek Atwood won the Cyclone Open Shot Put event with a career best effort of 53-07.00.
Junior John Venner (3rd) and sophomore Mike Dial (10th) turned in career best times in the 3000 meter run on the men’s side.Venner finished in 8:51.07 while Dial crossed at 9:00.59.
Senior Jacob Schrum toped his career best in the 800 with an 11th place finish in a time of 1:56.09.
Sophomore Anne Ratermann finished third in the women’s 800 with a personal best of 2:16.74.
The Bulldogs will head to the KnoxCollege (Ill.) for the Knox Invitational on Saturday in Galesburg, Ill.