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Stasakova Improves School Record in Steeplechase

Erika Stasakova set a new school record in the 3,000m steeplechase

May 12, 2012

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PRINCETON, N.J. - Erika Stasakova's new school-record performance in the 3,000 meter steeplechase highlighted three top 15 finishers at the ECAC Championships on Friday night at Princeton's Weaver Stadium.

Stasakova crossed the finish line in 11th place with a time of 10:52.38, narrowly improving her time from the Patriot League Championships by four tenths of a second. The senior, who claimed First Team All-Patriot League accolades in the event, finishes the season with the top time in the league.

Junior Gwen Steckel ranked tenth in flight A of the discus, with a distance of 141' 2'' and senior Lauren Kelly clocked in at 36:45.83 to claim 13th place of 24 runners. Steckel finished 19th overall among 40 competitors.

Scheduled to compete on Saturday are Rachel Pena, Allyx Hunsberger, Elise Buffinton and Joelle Neilson in their respective field events beginning at 11 a.m.