Feb. 5, 2011
Lindsay Rowe put on a career performance on Saturday at the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque as the senior ran the No. 7 hurdles mark in the NCAA this season. Her time of 8.18 (8.20 with altitude adjustment) was a lifetime-best and the top collegiate mark during the competition (she finished second overall). Her time is just .06 seconds shy of the NCAA automatic standard of 8.14. Rowe also ran a lifetime-best of 7.59 in the 60m (old best 7.65) to finish fifth overall in that event.
Also on Saturday, senior Ashlea McLaughlin ran the No. 15 400m mark in the NCAA as she finished third with a time of 53.95. That mark is just .01 shy of her lifetime-best of 53.94. Teammate Joy Eaton was fourth with a time of 54.95, while freshman Breyonna Hunter was 12th with a lifetime-best run of 57.15.
The 4x400m relay team of McLaughlin, Rowe, Eaton and Hunter won with a time of 3:43.21.
The women will continue the indoor season next weekend when they split for two meets - the Tyson Invite in Fayetteville, AR and the Husky Classic in Seattle, WA.