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Golden Suns Track and Field

Arkansas Tech women’s track & field team picked up a first place finish in the 10000m race as well as set some new individual PR’s at the Bob Larsen Distance Carnival at Drake Stadium hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles.

The first event of the day for the Golden Suns was the 3000m steeplechase that saw Morganne Browning, Calli Beshore and Avery Stanley take their places for the race. Browning was the first to cross the finish line with an 11:26.51 overall time, while Beshore came across with an 11:53.73 time and Stanley finished with a 12:19.79 overall mark for the event.

Following the 3000m steeplechase was the 5000m race where Mackenzie Hendrix was the lone athlete representing Tech in the event. Hendrix finished the 5000m race with an 18:24.40 overall time.

Next up for the Golden Suns was the 1500m race that saw Audrey Hill slotted in to compete for Tech in the race. Hill crossed the finish line of the 1500m race with a 4:51.23 overall time. Hill’s 4:51.23 finishing time sets a new PR for the freshman in the 1500m race.

Finally, closing out the day at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles the Golden Suns competed in the 10000m race that saw Ashlynn Mays, Marcie Cudworth, Mackenzie Epperson and Libby Booth lace up for Arkansas Tech in the event.

Mays was the first member of Tech to cross the finish line coming in first place for the event clocking in with a 36:54.24 overall time. The finishing time for Mays sets a new PR in the 10000m race for the Flower Mound, Texas native.

Coming in second place overall in the 10000m and following right behind Mays was Cudworth who finished with a 36:57.38 time in the race. Cudworth’s time in the race sets a new PR for the Mountain Home, Ark. native.

Epperson was the next member of the Golden Suns to finish the race with a 38:19.13 time, while Booth rounded out the group in the 10000m race clocking in with a 38:29.21 mark. This was both Epperson and Booth’s first time competing in the 10000m race as a member of the Golden Suns.