Huge Weekend For Thunderbirds T&F Concludes With More Records

With events in New Mexico and Washington coming to a close, the Thunderbirds have not ceased their roll this weekend. Today several other athletes competed with record times and will be coming home holding new places in the school record book.

Don Kirby Invitational – Albuquerque, New Mexico

In New Mexico, Linnea Saltz ran an altitude adjusted time of 55.22 in the 400-meter placing her second in school records. This is Saltz’ second record of the weekend.

Saltz also ran in the 4×400 relay with Carly Dalton, Mia Russell and Laura Kher. This group ran a great time of 3:46.63 ranking them first in SUU history in their event.

Ogochukwu Nwachukwu threw a personal best in shot put, also placing her tenth in school records, with a throw of 43’ 5”.

Husky Classic – Seattle, Washington

In Washington, the Thunderbirds proved that the track team can divide and conquer. Madison Fruchey came fifth in the school rankings in the 3,000-meter. Fruchey came in with a time of 9:43.33 in the event.

In the men’s 3,000-meter, both Mike Tate and Kasey Knevelbaard landed their spots in SUU history. Tate landed his second record scoring time this weekend by coming in with a time of 7:51.71 placing second all time in the event. Knevelbaard followed closely placing him third in school history with a time of 7:54.85.

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