BECK RUNS SCHOOL-RECORD, NATION'S SECOND-BEST 5K AT BU
COLLEGE WOMEN'S TRACK
& FIELD RESULTS
At Boston, MA
Saturday, January 28, 2006
BOSTON -- Sophomore Catherine Beck (Brookline, NH) led three Tufts competitors at the Terrier Classic hosted by Boston University on Saturday with a stand-out performance in the 5,000 meters.
Beck's time of 17 minutes, 9.18 seconds was a school record and stands as the second-best Division III time in the nation for the event so far this winter. The time broke the seven-year old Tufts mark of 17:10.5 ran by Cindy Manning in 1999. It currently sits behind only a 17:06.12 time run by Williams College senior Caroline Cretti as the top 5K in the nation. Beck's time, an NCAA provisional mark that was barley one second shy of the automatic qualifying standard on a banked track (17:08), was good for 13th in the race, an indication of the quality of competition.
Also in the meet for the Jumbos was sophomore Laura Walls (Clarksville, MD) and senior Rachel Bloom (Sharon, MA). Walls ran the mile in 5:09.74 for 23rd place and Bloom was 34th in the 400 at 1:01.88.