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O’Brien Sets School Record, Cougars off to Fast Start at Duke Invitational

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          Release: 04/06/2012
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STANFORD, Calif. /DURHAM, N.C.- Sophomore Dena O'Brien broke her own school record in the 5,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational and on the east coast her teammates opened competition at the Duke Invitational.

O'Brien placed 17th in section two of the 5K as she crossed the finish line in 16:18.46, bettering her mark of 16:21.35, which she set at the Raleigh Relays last season.  

In the 10,000-meter run at the Duke Invitational sophomore Elle Brewer ran the fifth best time in school history as she clocked 39:03.60 for the 6.2 mile race. Freshman Danielle Sams finished 14th in the race in 39:46.12, the sixth best time in school history.

Sophomore Dana Walsh won the developmental section of the 1,500-meter run as she crossed the finish line in 4:56.01. In the seeded section of the 1,500-meter run freshman Hayley McMahon finished 25th in 4:47.40, two seconds off the top-10 in school history.

In the 200-meter dash freshman Lorna Doucette finished fifth-place in the developmental section as she ran 26.68, about one second off the all-time top-10 in the school record book.

Senior Kristen Wolfe finished 18th in the 400-meter hurdles as she ran 1:05.35 for the race.

The Cougars are back in action tomorrow at the Duke Invitational, beginning with the long jump at 10:00 a.m.

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