Feb. 12, 2011
SEATTLE — One week after breaking the Oklahoma record in the indoor 3,000-meter run, OU sophomore Kevin Williams lowered his time by close to a full second Saturday evening at the Husky Classic in Seattle. Running in the sixth and final section of the 3K, Williams clocked a time of 7:56.58 to finish 17th overall and 12th among collegiate athletes.
At last week’s GaReat Invitational, Williams broke the one-year old Oklahoma record with a time of 7:57.46.
Frezer Legesee moved to No. 3 on the Oklahoma all-time performance list in the mile as he clocked a time of 4:03.00 in the event’s seventh heat. With Legesse’s mark, the top five miles time in Oklahoma history and seven of the top 10 have come in the last four seasons. The time is the third fastest in the Big 12 this season.
The women’s 3,000-meter run saw Jessica Engel run the fourth fastest race in Oklahoma history as she finished with a time of 9:23.06. Kelsey Brown ran the eighth-fastest 800-meter run in Oklahoma history with a time of 2:10.13 while Molly Ferguson clocked a PR in the women’s mile with a time of 4:50.99, the ninth-fastest women’s mile in Oklahoma history.
Oklahoma Final Results:
Men’s 800-Meter Run: 23. Scott Cooper 1:50.50; 31. Chris Sweeney 1:52.43; 37,, Malcolm Wankel 1:52.81
Men’s Mile: 17. Frezer Legesse 4:03.00; 32. Alex Muntefering 4:05.75; 46. Ross Larimer; 4:08.70; 52. Taylor Wardall 4:09.57; 56. Richard Renteria 4:09.93; 74. Colin Slattery 4:12.17
Men’s 3,000-Meter Run: 17. Kevin Williams 7:56.58; 92. Patrick Gomez 8:26.14; 97. Danny Nicolls 8:27.90
Women’s 800-Meter Run: 14. Kelsey Brown 2:10.13; 29. Natalie Crain 2:12.47
Women’s Mile: 27. Molly Ferguson 4:50.99; 45. Annie Martin 4:58.22
Women’s 3,000-Meter Run: 16. Jessica Engel 9:23.06