Two More School Records Broken in Dubuque

Two More School Records Broken in Dubuque

April 26, 2009 – Two more school records were set and five personal records went down as the Ashford University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Loras Open yesterday in Dubuque, Iowa.

“The weather made conditions less than ideal out there,” Ashford Head Coach Tyson Graham said. “The slippery surface made the jumpers cautious and they weren’t as aggressive as they would normally be for risk of injury. We saw three jumpers leave the field today from injuries.”

Freshman Natalie Solms was careful not to re-aggravate her season injury, clearing 1.45m in the high jump.

Freshman Laura Minertz finished fifth in the 100-meter dash, setting a personal record in the process at a time 13.07. Junior Kim Fabry was right behind her at 13.45, just shy of qualifying for the finals.

“Laura and Kim ran exceptionally well in the cold and wet conditions that are troubling to speedsters,” Graham said.

Minertz added a third-place effort in the 200-meter, clocking in at 27.06. Fabry recorded a third-place finish in the long jump (4.88m). Graham was high on javelin results from freshman Kelsey Schraeder as she bested her previous mark by nearly three meters (15.24m).

Men’s results are not available at this time.

April 26, 2009 – Two more school records were set and five personal records went down as the Ashford University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Loras Open yesterday in Dubuque, Iowa.

“The weather made conditions less than ideal out there,” Ashford Head Coach Tyson Graham said. “The slippery surface made the jumpers cautious and they weren’t as aggressive as they would normally be for risk of injury. We saw three jumpers leave the field today from injuries.”

Freshman Natalie Solms was careful not to re-aggravate her season injury, clearing 1.45m in the high jump.

Freshman Laura Minertz finished fifth in the 100-meter dash, setting a personal record in the process at a time 13.07. Junior Kim Fabry was right behind her at 13.45, just shy of qualifying for the finals.

“Laura and Kim ran exceptionally well in the cold and wet conditions that are troubling to speedsters,” Graham said.

Minertz added a third-place effort in the 200-meter, clocking in at 27.06. Fabry recorded a third-place finish in the long jump (4.88m). Graham was high on javelin results from freshman Kelsey Schraeder as she bested her previous mark by nearly three meters (15.24m).

Men’s results are not available at this time.