Wardall, Frerichs Set School Records in the Mile to Conclude the Alex Wilson Invitational
UMKC Athletics 3-2-2013
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(South Bend, Ind.) - Saturday afternoon, the Kansas City track and field program wrapped up Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational with a handful Kangaroos turning in top performances and setting personal best records.

After setting three school records within this week, including clocking a 16:40.16 in the 5,000 meters yesterday, sophomore Courtney Frerichs continued her UMKC record setting streak by crossing the finish line at 4:55.56 to place 19th in the mile event.

Meanwhile, in the 3,000 meters, senior Jylian Jaloma took ninth with a personal best time of 9:59.37, in what was the second best performance in Kansas City history. In the triple jump, senior Stephany Johnson recorded a top-five finish by placing fourth with a mark of 12.20 meters.

Leading the way for the men, sophomore Taylor Wardall surpassed his own UMKC record setting time (4:08.05) in the mile to cross the finish line at 4:06.18 to place 19th, while freshman Kolton Sheldon finished 28th with not only a personal best time of 4:11.45, but the third best performance in team history.  Also, in this event, senior Daniel Mann placed 31st with a personal best time of 4:13.52, in what was the fourth performance in the program's history.

Rounding out today's notable performances were senior D.C. Okonta finishing seventh (15.02m) in the triple jump, whereas junior Jason Martin took eighth in the event with a personal best mark of 14.43 meters.  

Coming up, the indoor portion of the 2012-13 track and field season will conclude next week (March 7 - 9) in Fayetteville, Ark. with the NCAA Championships, hosted by the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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