Erdelyi Sets USC 10K Record At Stanford Invitational
March 28, 2009
PALO ALTO, CALIF. - USC sophomore Zsofia Erdelyi won the 10,000m race with a school-record time to win her section and lead a small contingent of Trojans at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. on Friday and Saturday (March 27-28).
Erdelyi posted a time of 34:04.70 on March 27 to break Beth Van Alstine's USC 10K record of 34:29.62 set on March 27, 2004, exactly five years earlier. The sophomore from Hungary now owns the USC record in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:03.73) and the 10,000m race, while ranking fourth all-time among Trojan females in the 3,000m race (9:33.29) and third in the 5,000m race (16:36.66).
Also running on Friday was sophomore Josh Tennefoss who placed third in his section of the men's 400m dash with a new PR of 48.93. Redshirt senior Irek Sekretarski ran in the men's 1500m race and posted a time of 3:52.34, nearly five seconds off the time he posted last weekend at the Trojan Invitational.
Frida Flodstrom led the Trojans on Saturday by posting the sixth-fastest women's 800m time of 2:07.46. The sophomore from Sollentuna, Sweden had her best time as a Trojan and qualified for the NCAA West Regional later this season.
Junior Nate Anderson placed seventh in his section of the men's 800m race with a time of 1:53.74.