GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman freshman Kristlin Gear established a new program record in the mile Saturday, as select members of the Paladin indoor track and field teams competed at the UCS Invitational at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C., and the Alex Wilson Invitational at the Loftus Sports Center on the campus of Notre Dame. All seven Paladin competitors established personal bests during Saturday's competition.
Gear posted a time of 4:41.47 to take fifth in the mile at the UCS Invitational, breaking the previous record of 4:45.70, set by Allie Buchalski last season. Sophomore Emma Grace Hurley was eighth in the event with a time of 4:46.20, while sophomore Riley Burr placed 11th at 4:48.83.
Furman will compete at the Southern Conference Championships in Lexington, Va., next weekend.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Alex Wilson Invitational
4th Mason Coppi 4:07.57
8th Jake Ogden 4:08.93
1st Emma Kuntz 2:09.31
5th Kristlin Gear 4:41.47
8th Emma Grace Hurley 4:46.20
11th Riley Burr 4:48.83
2nd Gabrielle Jennings 9:38.81