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Gear Sets Furman Indoor Track Mile Record To Lead Paladins Saturday

Kristlin Gear - photo courtesy of Phil Ponder
Kristlin Gear - photo courtesy of Phil Ponder

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.

Also at the UCS Invitational, freshman Emma Kuntz won the 800m with a time of 2:09.31, and sophomore Gabrielle Jennings finished second with a time of 9:38.81 in the 3,000m.

At Notre Dame, sophomore Mason Coppi placed fourth with a time of 4:07.57 in the mile, and sophomore Jake Ogden finished eighth in the event at 4:08.93.

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 


UCS Invitational


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