MC's Indoor Track Team Making Waves on the National Stage in Boston
A small group of MC’s indoor track team competed in Boston, Massachusetts on the weekend of Jan. 26-27.
Mississippi College’s indoor track team traveled to compete at the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston, Massachusetts. The trip was well worth it: the team made school history and earned national rankings.
Senior Emily Berry achieved the school record in the 3k with a time of 9:51. This is also a personal record for Berry. Her time earned her the NCAA DII provisional mark. Athletes who earn a provisional mark are considered for the national meet. Berry is currently ranked 34th nationally.
Sophomore Taylor Benoit ran the second fastest mile in Mississippi College history with a time of 4:56.9. Lauren Wallace and Jazmin Russell also broke the five minute mark in the mile. T. Benoit continued her success in the distance medley relay with Bre Bell, Wallace, and Russell. The team earned another NCAA DII provisional mark, achieved the second fastest time in school history, and earned a ranking of 5th in the country with their time of 11:49.60.
Senior Cole Benoit raced the 3,000 meters in a time of 8:16.54. He also received a NCAA DII provisional mark, and his time is the second fastest in the Gulf South Conference for this season.
Jan Lukas Becker, another senior, raced the 5,000 meters. He completed the event with a time of 13:54.79. Becker likewise earned an NCAA DII provisional mark. His time is currently the fastest in the Gulf South Conference, and he is currently ranked 8th nationally.
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