RALEIGH, N.C. -- Senior Allie Buchalski set a new Furman record in the women's 5,000m to lead the Paladin track and field teams in the 2017 outdoor season opener Friday at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C.
Buchalski crossed the line in 15:35.55, the top collegiate time so far this season, and knocked more than 30 seconds off the previous record of 16:08.10, which she set last season at the NCAA East Preliminaries. Freshman Savannah Carnahan placed seventh in the event at 16:21.43.
The Furman women placed three runners among the top 15 in the 3,000m Steeplechase. Freshman Gabrielle Jennings placed fourth with a time of 10:25.02, while senior Laura Miller took seventh place at 10:31.84. Rookie Emma Grace Hurley finished 15th with a time of 10:50.53 in the Steeplechase. Junior Jacquelyn Crow led the Paladins with a time of 4:30.64 in the 1,500m.
For the men's team, sophomore Ryan Adams posted a time of 3:42.90 for second place in the 1,500m, while senior Troy Reeder finished fourth in the event with a time of 3:44.83. Freshman Mason Coppi paced the Paladins with a time of 14:30.25 in the 5,000m.
"This is, without a doubt, the best meet in terms of overall performances that we have had since we arrived at Furman," said Paladin head coach Robert Gary. "We had eight regional qualifying marks, along with many PRs. I am very proud of the whole program!"
Furman will compete at the Stanford Invite in Palo Alto, Calif., March 31-April 1.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Raleigh Relays - March 24, 2017
Complete Furman Results
53rd Hayden Cox 56.81
2nd Ryan Adams 3:42.90
4th Troy Reeder 3:44.83
41st Jake Ogden 3:53.37
73rd Thomas Moore 3:57.47
82nd Madison Daniel 4:00.23
42nd Mason Coppi 14:30.25
69th Kyle Polman 14:50.70
17th Josh Brickell 29:24.62
20th Frank Lara 29:32.54
28th Jacquelyn Crow 4:30.64
40th Ann Sisson 4:32.90
61st Riley Burr 4:37.47
89th Becca Cooley 4:43.81
98th Maddie Wolfe 4:46.89
4th Gabrielle Jennings 10:25.02
7th Laura Miller 10:31.84
15th Emma Grace Hurley 10:50.53
1st Allie Buchalski 15:35.55 - School Record
7th Savannah Carnahan 16:21.43
51st Jennifer Stephenson 17:23.83
73rd Grace Dwyer 17:38.82
98th Anna Hayden 18:18.72