Tulsa's John Beattie Shatters School Record at Stanford Cardinal Invitational
May 3, 2009
Stanford, Calif. - Tulsa junior John Beattie set a new school record in the 10,000 meters with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 28:46.27 on Saturday night at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in Stanford, Calif. Beattie topped his own school record by over 20 seconds, which he set earlier this season on March 27th at the same Stanford University track facility.
Beattie finished fifth in the 10,000 Meters Section 2 race, and just missed out on setting an NCAA automatic qualifying mark by 1.27 seconds (28:45.00). It is the second time this season that Beattie has recorded an NCAA provisional mark in the 10,000 meters.
Sophomore Mark Davidson also turned in a solid performance in the 1,500 Meters Section 2 race with a regional qualifying time of 3:44.62. Davidson's time moves him into third place all-time on the school records list, and marks the third time this season he has set a regional qualifying mark in the event. He improved his time in the event by over two seconds, after recording a mark of 3:46.82 on April 18th at the John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
At the Arkansas Twilight meet, sophomore Kelsey Klein set a new school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 49.95 meters (162-03). The mark tops her previous record of 49.19 meters (161-05) set last season. Klein finished ninth in the hammer throw and placed 11th in the discus with a throw of 33.35 meters (109-05).
Klein was the only member of the Tulsa track and field team to participate at the Arkansas Twilight meet because inclement weather in the Fayetteville, Ark., area on Saturday caused the event to be cancelled after only 10 events.
The Hurricane will take next week off to rest and prepare for the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, which they will host on May 14-16 at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.
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