SRU Good News for Feb. 13, 2009
Harpp named PSAC Female Track Athlete of the Week
Jenn Harpp, a junior from Highland Heights, Ohio, and a member of the SRU women's indoor track and field team, was named the PSAC "Female Track Athlete of the Week" by the conference for her performance in the recent Slippery Rock University Open.
Harpp, an exercise science major, took down the longest-standing record in Slippery Rock University women's indoor track and field history by running away with the 3,000-meter title with a time of 10:02.92.
She bettered the record of 10:06.00 set in 1983 by Juanita Vetter.
Harpp defeated all runners by more than one minute in the run and posted the third-fastest time in the PSAC this season.
The record adds to the standout season she has had thus far, with credentials that include an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the mile.
Harpp and the remainder of the SRU track and field team will split between two meets this weekend, with some athletes traveling to Baldwin-Wallace this evening and others competing Saturday in Akron Saturday.
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