WSU Women's DMR Runs School Record and NCAA PQ Time

March 6, 2009

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Washington State women's distance medley relay ran a school record and NCAA Provisional Qualifying time Friday night at the University of Notre Dame Alex Wilson Indoor Track and Field Invitational held in the Loftus Sports Center.

The Cougar DMR team of Lisa Egami, Lorraine King, Anna Layman and Sara Trané ran a time of 11-minutes, 17.92 seconds, which was third place behind teams from West Virginia and Kansas State.

Egami, a junior from Coquitlam, B.C., ran the 1200m opening segment in a split time of 3:24 and handed off to King, a senior from Fontana, Calif., who ran the 400m in a split time of 53.8. Layman, a sophomore from Spokane Valley, ran the 800m leg in a split time of 2:10.7 and the Cougars were in the lead when Trané grabbed the baton for the 1600m segment. Trané, a senior from Pixbo, Sweden, went out to a speedy first 800m, running a pace of 2:14, but was up against two top milers from WVU and K-State and could not hold the lead.

Egami claimed the WSU mile record time this season (4:44.92) and Trané ran the WSU indoor 3k record this season (9:28.54).

The Cougar foursome smashed the WSU DMR record of 11:47.11, set in 1999 in an outdoor meet in Eugene by Lisa Schaures, Sharika Higgins, Alishia Booterbaugh, and Megan Maynard. The previous WSU indoor DMR record of 11:48.50 was run by Egami, Selena Galaviz, Trané, and Haley Paul in Lincoln, Neb., in 2007.

King will run the 400m dash Saturday afternoon in the Loftus Center in search of an NCAA qualifying time. Several Cougars are also competing in Ames, Iowa, and Seattle, Saturday.

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