Rutkowski Runs to Second in 5k at Bison Open

Rutkowski Runs to Second in 5k at Bison Open
Sarah Rutkowski placed second in the 3000 meters at Bucknell
Photo by James Rasp

 

 

By Dennis Young

 

(Lewisburg, Pa.) - The Dickinson women's track team saw three runners set personal bests in the 5000 meters at the Bucknell Bison Open.

 

First-years Abigail Colby (Birdsboro, Pa./Mercersburg Academy) and Carly Pierson (Newton, N.J./Kittittinny) broke 20 minutes, running 19:40 and 19:50, respectively. 

 

The highlight of Friday evening came in the fast heat of the 5k, where sophomore Sarah Rutkowski (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) ran 18:21 for second place overall. With mile splits of 5:52, 5:55, 5:57, and a final 400 meters of 79 seconds, Rutkowski ran a massive personal best and the third best time in the conference this season.

 

The Red Devils are scheduled to compete at the Haverford Invitational next weekend.

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