UW Freshman Distance Runner Sets New School Record

March 25, 2011

PALO ALTO, Calif. -

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In her first collegiate outdoor meet, Wyoming freshman Christine Nelson put her name atop the school track record books Friday at the Stanford Invite.

Nelson finished fifth after she posted a time of 16:31.61 in the 5,000-meter race. She eclipsed the previous mark of 16:35.94, set in 1980.

"It was her first-ever 5,000 and she competed very well," UW distance coach Randy Cole said. "She was right up there in the top group at the beginning of race and ran really steady. It was a good opener in the outdoor season for her."

Alysha Davis posted a time of 17:55 in the 5,000-meter race.

On the men's side, Greg Miller finished third in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 14:12.11. Taylor Kelting was 14th in the same race with a time of 14:29.84. Both those times were personal records.

Miller's time put him sixth on the men's outdoor track top-10 all-time list, and Kelting's put him in 10th.

"They did a real good job," Cole said. "They ended up with good times for the opening to the outdoor season."

Several of Wyoming's other tracksters will compete Saturday in the CSU Pueblo Invite in Pueblo, Colo.