Freshman sets school track and field record at Ole Miss

Freshman distance runner Lucy Jones won the 3,000-meter steeplechase and broke sophomore distance runner Grace Moore’s school record on Saturday in Oxford, Mississippi.

Temple will return from Saturday’s Ole Miss Classic in Oxford, Mississippi, after recording eight personal-best finishes and breaking a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Freshman distance runner Lucy Jones completed the steeplechase in 10 minutes, 40.43 seconds to win the race and set a Temple record. Sophomore distance runner Grace Moore previously held the record with a time of 10:41.68.

Senior distance runner Katie Pinson finished in second place in the steeplechase with a time of 10:57.40.

Moore had a successful weekend tool. She ran in the 1,500 and placed fourth out of 36 finishers with a time of 4:28.46.

Sophomore distance runner Millie Howard and freshman distance runner Helene Gottlieb finished second and seventh, respectively. Howard had a time of 4:21.02 and Gottlieb recorded a time of 4:33.63.

Freshman jumper Aisha Brown finished third in the high jump with a mark of 1.7 meters. Fellow freshman jumper Kayla Nesbitt-McEwen joined her in the top half of the event with a sixth-place mark of 1.65 meters.

Sophomore sprinter and hurdler Ebonee Jackson and freshman hurdler Sydney Williams began their Saturday by competing in the 100 hurdles. Jackson finished fourth with a time of 14.23 seconds, while Williams placed 10th with a time of 14.48 seconds. Both Jackson and Williams recorded personal bests.

Jackson also competed in the 100-meter dash, where finished in sixth place with a time of 12.05 seconds.

Freshman sprinter Mallorie Smith finished seventh out of 22 competitors in the 400. She had a personal-best time of 56.83 seconds.

Junior multis competitor Crystal Jones finished seventh in the 400 hurdles. She finished with a time of 1:02.43.

Temple used Williams, Smith, Gottlieb and junior distance runner Ashton Dunkley in the 4×400 relay. The group finished in sixth place out of 11 teams that completed the race with a time of 3:56.80.

Freshman javelin thrower Julianne Foering finished in seventh place in the javelin event with a mark of 37.98 meters.

Temple will continue its season at the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Princeton, New Jersey.

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