OU Sets Three PRs on Day 2 of Husky Classic

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Allison Weiss
By Allison Weiss
Student Assistant
FEBRUARY 11, 2017

SEATTLE -  After Eric Alldritt set the tone running into school history by running a personal best on day 1 in the Husky Classic, the challenge was set for the remaining runners on day 2.

Jacob Goldberg and Blake Yount got the day started with their 800-meter race. Yount finished with a PR of 1:51.94 for 21st -place and Goldberg at 1:52.25 to take 24th.

In the 3,000-meter, Isabella Rose ran her own personal-best time of 9:40.08, while Elena Arriaza completed her section of the race in 9:52.14.  Rose finished 39th overall and Arriaza was 63rd. Rose currently owns the eighth-fastest time in the event in OU program history.

Belle Wallace placed 58th in the mile after running a time of 4:56.35.  Jacob Burcham ran a 4:04.90 in his mile run to finish 26th overall.

Bringing the meet at the University of Washington’s Dempsey Indoor to a close for the Sooners was Dylan Blankenbaker in the 3,000-meter run. Blankenbaker crushed his previous PR in the event with a time of 7:59.67to finish 11th.  He moves into the ninth spot in OU’s top 10 list in the event.  

Head coach Jim VanHootegem was pleased with the performances of those who set personal bests, as well as those who put themselves in postion to achieve success.

"It was good to see another big PR from Isabella and big PRs for Eric and Dylan.  We had a lot of our athletes take risks. You can't learn from racng if you don't put yourself in position to achieve your goals."

Oklahoma has one final meet next weekend, the Alex Wilson Invitational, before the Big 12 Indoor Championship the following weekend in Ames, Iowa. 

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