Track and Field
Distance runners shine at Raleigh Relays
Observer Sports Staff | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Irish competed at the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State’s Paul Derr Track on Friday and Saturday, and they walked away with several exceptional performances from their distance runners.
On Friday, the women’s team had three 1,500-meter runners with impressive times. Graduate student Sydni Meunier finished in 26th with a personal-best time of 4:30.00, senior Lexi Pelletier ran a 4:39.77 and graduate student Kathleen Darling finished with a 4:45.18. The men had junior Kevin Pulliam place 33rd in the 5,000-meter with a 14:27.49, his first race since he was a sophomore.
To wrap up the weekend, graduate student Danielle Aragon finished seventh in the women’s 800-meter with a 2:09.84. She was one of the many distance runners who recently returned to the track after being injured or ineligible.
Next on the Irish schedule are both the Texas Relays, starting Thursday and ending Sunday, and the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California, from Friday to Sunday.