WALNUT, Calif. — Competing against the world’s top collegiate and professional athletes at the Mt. SAC Relays, the No. 8 Razorbacks shattered a school record, took down five personal records and broke into the Southeastern Conference top-times list. In the final event of the evening for the women, Dominique Scott broke the Arkansas school record in the 5,000-meter with a time of 15:42.42. She takes down Jessica Dailey’s previous record of 15:48.89 which was also set at the Mt. SAC Relays back in 2000. Her time currently ranks No. 1 in the SEC and No. 5 in the NCAA. Grace Heymsfield recorded a personal-best performance of 16:05.96, shaving 10 seconds off of her previous record of 16:15.75 set at the 2013 SEC Championships. A personal-best performance by Stephanie Brown in the 1,500-meter elite section earned her the top time in the NCAA and the SEC with an effort of 4:11.40. In a heat comprised of Nike-sponsored athletes and Olympians, Brown finished fifth overall behind some of the top professional athletes in the world. Her time shaved three seconds off of her personal record of 4:14.58 set at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships. In addition to owning the top time in the nation, Brown also now ranks No. 3 all-time in school history. Thursday night on the first night of competition, Daine Robison earned the third-best time in the SEC with a 33:47.79 effort in the 10,000-meter, a personal best for the junior. The time was good for a fifth-place overall finish.
Next week, the No. 8 Razorbacks will hit the road again, splitting between the Drake Relays and Penn Relays. For more information on Razorback Track and Field, follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter.
@RazorbackTF Quick Hits > Diane Robison’s fifth-place finish in the 10,000-meter Invitational Elite section with a time of 33:47.79 ranks third in the SEC this season and shaved over 40 seconds off of her personal best at Arkansas. Her previous personal best was 34:30.93 recorded at the 2013 SEC Outdoor Championships. > Freshman Victoria Feole continues to build on her debut season, earning a PR of 2:10.88 in the 800-meter to replace her previous best of 2:12.38 set two weeks ago at the Arkansas Spring Invitational. > Jessica Kamilos finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:15.33, breaking into the NCAA’s top-10 at No. 10 in the nation. She replaced the top SEC time which she previously owned at 10:19.36. > Scott’s school record time of 15:42.42 takes down her previous personal record of 16:12.69 set at the 2012 Mt. SAC Relays. > Scott and Heysmfield now own the top two SEC times this season in the 5,000-meter. > Razorbacks who entered the SEC top-times list: Scott (5K — 15:42.42, 1st); Brown (1500m — 4:11.40, 1st); Robison (10K — 33:4.79, 3rd) > Breaking down Brown’s performance: 1,500-meter time of 4:11.40 ranks No. 1 in the NCAA, the SEC and her career, also the No. 3 best time in Arkansas history. Quotes from @RazorbackTF Stephanie Brown on training for an elite race… “I trained just as I would with any other race. You just have to get sharp and do what you can. Knowing the competition I would be up against, I just kept telling myself I belong, that I belong in that group of elite runners. That was my main goal — relax and remember I belonged in the race.” Dominique Scott on a record-breaking performance in the 5K… “Being behind on training due to missing the Stanford Invitational, none of us really knew where we stood fitness-wise. So this week was about seeing where we were, getting our feet wet and competing. We’re all very happy with the way things turned out. It was exciting to break a school record, I didn’t expect this to happen. The race was not evenly-paced, which is typically how you want a 5K to be. But my teammates, Coach Harter and Jeff Kent supported me and got me to that finish line. I’m very appreciative of that.”
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Complete Mt. SAC Relays Results
Mt. SAC Relays Results 800-Meter (Open) 37. Victoria Feole — 2:10.88 (PR — prev. 2:12.38) 1,500-Meter (Elite) 5. Stephanie Brown — 4:11.40 (PR — prev. 4:14.58) 5,000-Meter 10. Dominique Scott – 15:42.42 (SR — prev. 15:48.89; PR — prev. 16:12.69) 21. Grace Heymsfield — 16:05.96 (PR — prev. 16:15.75) 10,000-Meter (Invite Elite) 5. Diane Robison — 33:47.79 — (PR. — prev. 34:30.93) 23. Sandie Raines — 34:59.99 25. Kaitlin Flattmann — 35.25.47 10,000-Meter (Elite) 22. Samantha Mohler — 35:37.62 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 11. Jessica Kamilos — 10:15.33 Bryan Clay Invitational Results
1,500-Meter 2. Paige Johnston – 4:22.31 6. Keri McClary – 4:25.01 20. Regan Ward – 4:33.97