DAYTONA BEACH, FL – The Florida Southern women's track team opened the 2017 season by setting two school records at the Embry-Riddle Indoor/Outdoor Challenge here Saturday at ERAU Track Complex on the campus of Embry-Riddle University.
Sophomore Hannah Nelson placed fifth in the 1000-meter run with a time of 3:15.81 to set a Florida Southern record. Nelson's time is just under 10 seconds faster than the previous record of 3:25.77 set by Emily LaBarbera on Feb. 19, 2011 on the same track.
In the 3000 meter run, Allison Wright set a FSC freshman school record with a time of 11:07.24 to place 6th out of 31 runners. The time is also the third fastest 3,000 meter time in program history. Nelson was 12th with a 11:25.18 time while other Moccasins included senior Molly Price (14th, 11:32.22); sophomore Jolene Vergauwen (15th, 11:37.30); sophomore Aleksa Guerra (16th, 11:39.99); sophomore Haley Blem (20th, 11:57.35); and sophomore Amanda Slattery (21st, 11:58.84).
The Moccasins return to action on Feb. 18 with runners competing in the Embry-Riddle Last Chance Meet in Daytona Beach and the UNF Spring Break Invitational in Jacksonville.