Stanford Women Break American Record at Penn Relays

April 28, 2006

Philadelphia, Pa - The records keep falling for Stanford's women's distance runners at the Penn Relays.

On Friday, the Stanford women's 4 x 1500 meter relay team broke the American record and ran the second fastest collegiate time ever in racing to victory in a time of 17:18.63. The Cardinal women easily beat the old American record of 17:22.72 set by Wisconsin at the Penn Relays in 1990. Stanford just missed the collegiate record of 17:18.10 by Villanova at the Penn Relays in 1990. The school record was 17:36.66 by the team of Ashley Wysong, Malindi Elmore, Lauren Fleshman and Maurica Carlucci in 2002.

Amanda Trotter started the American record in motion with a time of 4:20.3. Trotter was followed by Lauren Centrowitz (4:18.9), Katy Trotter (4:24.1) and Arianna Lambie (4:15.3).

Just a day earlier, the long time Stanford record in the women's distance medley relay was broken, The old record, which was set by Sally Glynn, Danielle Spurlock, Lindsay Hyatt and Lauren Fleshman, stood at 11:06.23 for the past six years. But on Thursday afternoon at the Penn Relays, the Stanford team of Katy Trotter, Janice Davis, Ashley Freeman and Arianna Lambie established the new record in a time of 10:58.72.

Complete results are available at www.pennathletics.com

Women's Results
4 x 1500 Meter Relay: 1. Stanford (Amanda Trotter, Lauren Centrowitz, Katy Trotter, Arianna Lambie) 17:18.63; 2. Villanova 17:28.00; 3. North Carolina State 17:54.50

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