With a fury of competitions taking place over the past week, three Lions have risen to the top by either joining the club’s all-time top ten list or improving their position.
The first to make her mark was Erinn Stenman-Fahey who laid down the fastest 800m performance of her life to finish seventh at last weekend’s Big 12 Championship in Waco, Texas. The Iowa State junior finished in a time of 2 minutes 5.81 seconds, half a second faster than her previous best set this past January at a competition in Arkansas. Stenman-Fahey’s time makes her the seventh fastest in club history over the two lap event.
Also making her mark on the 800m list was Maeliss Trapeau who was victorious Swathmore Final Qualifier Meet in Pennsylvania on Tuesday in a personal best time of 2:06.60 to move to tenth all-time. Trapeau returned to the track less than 90 minutes later to set another lifetime best, this time in the 400m – finishing third in 56.73 seconds. However, that performance didn’t last long as the University of Ottawa student lowered the time again on Thursday with a victory at the Mideast Invitational in Chester, Pennsylvania with a time of 56.12 seconds.
Also yesterday, Lauren Gale began her quest for quadruple gold at the Colorado 4A state championships with a new lifetime best in the 200m. The Discovery Canyon senior won her heat in a time of 23.96 seconds to crack the 24 second barrier for the first time. The performance now moves Gale ahead of Olympian Rosey Edeh into fifth in club history. Gale was also victorious in her heats of the 100m and 400m and helped her school qualify third overall to the sprint medley relay final. The future Colorado State University Ram previously pulled off the quadruple gold in 2016. The finals take place Saturday.
Another performer of note is Adam Palamar who was victorious over 800m Saturday at the Oxy Invite in Los Angeles in a time of 1:50.78. The Canadian junior record holder over 1500m was also victorious over the same distance in his section of the USATF Distance Carnival last night – also in Los Angeles. Palamar’s time of 3 minutes 42.72 seconds was good for 15th overall.