April 17, 2007
Shafer named Female Track & Field Athlete of the Week
Sophomore sets new school record
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – The University of Southern Indiana's Allison Shafer (Plainville, Ind.) is the Great Lakes Valley Conference Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week. The sophomore distance runner placed 16th in the 10,000 meter run at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. on April 13.
Shafer completed the run in a time of 35:51.74, eclipsing the school record of 36:36.60. The former record was established in 2002 by Casey Schneider.
She also qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships by posting the time.
Shafer's 5,000 meter split during the race (17:42) was nine seconds faster than the current GLVC 5K leading mark.
Other top performers in the GLVC last week included Bellarmine's Trish Todd, UIndy's Andrea Horban, SIU Edwardsville's Deserea Brown, Missouri-Rolla's Wendy Moore and Saint Joseph's Allison Chappel.
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