Solomon Breaks 3000m School Record to Lead Friday Meets

Feb. 10, 2018

Day 1 Results: Tiger Paw Invite | Music City Challenge | Iowa State Classic

THE FLATS – Continuing his outstanding year of competition, Nahom Solomon broke the indoor school record in the 3000m with a time of 8:02.00 en route to a second-place finish at the Iowa State Classic on Friday evening.

His performance breaks the 8:03.13 record set by Jeremy Greenwald on January 2016 and ranks third-fastest in the ACC and top 30 in the country. The mark eclipses his previous personal-best by more than two full seconds (prev.: 8:04.71), which was set earlier this year at the Vanderbilt Invite (Jan. 19).

The Yellow Jackets continue their busy weekend on Saturday, Feb. 10 when they conclude the Tiger Paw Invitational, the Music City Challenge and Avery Bartlett’s 800m race at the Iowa State Classic.

Men’s Highlights

Music City Challenge –

Ryan Peck set a new personal record in the 5000 meters on Friday, finishing sixth with a time of 14:32.44 – good for 11th in the ACC this season. Tanner Shaw also finished in the top 10, placing eighth with a time of 14:35.16 in his first 5000m event of the season.

Tiger Paw –

Andreas Ward finished with a ninth-place time of 8.29 in the 60m hurdle prelims, while Wesley Watkins, Jr. fell just outside the top 10 with an 8.43 time (tied-11th).

Women’s Highlights

Tiger Paw –

Jeanine Williams earned her eighth top-10 finish in the 60m hurdles, finishing sixth overall in the finals with a time of 8.13. In the prelims, Raven Stewart fell just outside the top 10, finishing 13th with a time of 8.33.

Music City Challenge –

Mary Prouty set a new personal-record, running a 16:58.92 (19th) in the 5000 meters – the best mark by a Yellow Jacket this season. The time also currently ranks ninth in the ACC this season.

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