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Running with a purpose

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Author: Brandon Boyd (Sports Editor)

One week, two more records.

While first place continues to allude several members of Penn State Behrend’s track and field, they continue to find their names at the top of Behrend’s record books.

The two records that fell this week were the men’s 5000 meter run and the women’s 400 meter run.  

Sophomore Denis Lydon set the men’s 5000 meter record with a time of 15:48.11, besting the previous Behrend record by over 18 seconds. 

Junior Victoria Harwood set Behrend’s 400 meter record with a time of 1:01.24. The previous record stood for four years before Harwood broke it. 

Other top performances by members of the men’s and women’s track and field team include sophomore Catie Bertges, who placed seventh in the 5000 meter record. 

On the men’s team, sophomore Billy Cvecko, who set a Penn State Behrend record last week, ran a 2:02.73 in the 800 meter run, good for third place.

Also on the men’s team, freshman Conor MacMannis had a high jump mark of 1.87 meters, good for fifth place. 

He also took eighth place in the long jump with a mark of 6.38 meters.

Freshman Kyle Whitley cleared 12.11 meters in the triple jump, good for seventh place.

Both the men’s and women’s Penn State Behrend track and field teams will be competing once agsin Saturday in the Mount Union Invitational. 

Both the men and women compete at 10 a.m.

Will there be another record set Saturday?

If recent history is any indication, then yes.