PHOTO | Bates Yoakum
Four Golden Suns set new PR’s in final day of Indoor Gorilla Classic
The Arkansas Tech women’s track & field team wraps up their final day at the Robert W. Plaster Center for the 8th Annual Indoor Gorilla Classic with four members of the Golden Suns setting new PR’s in the 3000m and mile.
To open their final day of action in Kansas, the Golden Suns competed in the 3000m race. Set to go for Arkansas Tech in the event was Avery Stanley. The Yukon, Okla. native posted a 10:38.77 race time which sets a new PR in the event for the freshman.
Following the 3000m race was the mile which was the Golden Suns final event of the weekend. Finishing with the best overall time in the mile for the Golden Suns was Marcie Cudworth who clocked in a sub five time in the mile at 4:58.99 which sets a new PR for the sophomore. Cudworth’s time is also the first under five minute finish in the mile in program history.
Mary Beth Bailey was the next member of the Golden Suns to finish the race with a 5:16.88 overall time. Right behind Bailey and setting a new PR for herself in the mile was Audrey Hill who crossed the finish at a 5:17.29 mark. Felicity West rounds out the competing group in the mile for Arkansas Tech with a 5:17.67 finish, which sets a new PR for the Fort Smith, Ark. native.
Head coach of the Golden Suns, Brock Hime, was proud of his team for going out and setting new personal bests on the weekend
“Fantastic weekend for the team. It was a quick turnaround from Birmingham so to come out with so many personal bests was really encouraging as we approached the outdoor season. Marcie going under 5 minutes is a first for ATU and myself as a coach. That was exciting! Fight On!”