Press Release FAU Media Relations:
Track Opens Indoor Season at Dempsey Indoor
Relay Win Event
SEATTLE, WA (January 19, 2009) - The Florida Atlantic University track and field team opened its 2009 campaign at the Dempsey Indoor Meet, hosted by the University of Washington.
The 4x400 meter relay team of Kerry-Ann Stewart, Susan Chisholm, Toyria Mattear and Sylvia Semkowicz ran a time of 3:52.70, almost two seconds ahead of the second place team and nearly seven seconds in front of host Washington. In the 200 meters, Chisholm, Matter, Semkowicz and Jessica Smith all finished in under 26 seconds. Mattear, Stewart and Semkowicz also ran well in the 400 meters, running times under 57 seconds.
"It was a very promising start to the indoor season, and we hope to continue to improve as we get closer to conference championships," said associate head coach Owen McGregor, who handles the sprinters.
Patricia Gumbs set a personal records in the indoor 800, finishing in 2:16.99, good for 7th place, Toni Jackson finished in 2:24.68. Barbara Fronrath (10:48.27) and Katie Quick (11:14.80) ran quality races in their first 3,000 meter race of the season.
The FAU track team returns to actionwhen the take part in the Mountain T Invitational in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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