Patriot Track Concludes Indoor Regular Season at MSSU

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The Dallas Baptist University Patriot Track teams concluded their Indoor regular season this past weekend at the MSSU Lion Open.  The Patriots had seven Top-Six finishes in their final tune-up before the NCCAA Indoor National Championships on February 15th and 16th, hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University.

Opening the meet on Friday night with a second place finish was the quartet of Julie DurrwachterAngelique Dupiton,Ashley Spivey, and Kelsey Bruce in the Women’s Distance Medley Relay. The ladies ran 12:42. 95 for their fastest time of the season. Another second place finish came in on Friday night as Glynnis Meade ran a seasonal best time of 18:25.96 to finish second overall in the Women’s 5000 Meter Run.

Saturday was started with the Mile Run and Jacob Phillips came away with a third place finish in a personal best time of 4:20.85. Finishing sixth in the Women’s Mile Run was Ashley Spivey with a time of 5:23.38. Continuing Saturday’s impressive results were Kelsey BruceJulie Durrwachter, and Chris Springer in the 3000 Meter Run. Bruce was third in the women’s race with a personal best of 10:28.03, while Durrwachter was fourth in a personal best time of 10:37.46. Springer was fourth overall in the men’s race with a personal best time of 8:50.76.

Other notable performances came from a group of five athletes that qualified for the NCCAA Indoor National Championships. Sarah Rayas and Katie Mark picked up qualifying times in the Women’s Mile Run with personal best times of 5:26.51 and 5:27.81 respectively. Molly Snook qualified in the Women’s 3000 Meter Run with a personal best time of 11:07.52, and Tawnee Wimsatt and Jennifer Atkinson qualified in the Women’s 5000 Meter Run with times of 19:46.20 and 20:09.37.

The Patriots will carry two athletes this weekend to the University of Washington Husky Classic Invite (Kelsey Bruce – 5k, Julie Durrwachter – 5k), before competing at the NCCAA Indoor National Championships in two weekends in Marion, Indiana.