Track Sets Sprint Medley Record at North Florida Spring Invitational

Aneasha Lawrence

March 3, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Pepperdine track team wrapped up the two-day North Florida Spring Invitational on Saturday with a new school record in the women's 1,600-meter sprint medley relay.

The Waves capped off a week-long stay in Florida with the meet. As they do annually, they went out to do volunteer work as part of Project Serve.

"In six years of doing Project Serve, this has been our best year from a lot of perspectives, especially with team-building and devotionals," Pepperdine Coach Robert Radnoti said. "We had some great performances too. It was a wonderful two-day experience at UNF. It was tough after being on our feet all week, working and doing things, so to race as well as we did was really quite amazing because everyone was pretty tired. Almost every single person PR'd in at least one event."

The team of sophomore Summer Enalen (Temecula, Calif./Chaparral HS), junior Sara Decker (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon Honors HS/Chandler-Gilbert CC), junior Kasey Ullery (Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley HS/Moorpark College) and senior Aneasha Lawrence (Simi Valley, Calif./Village Christian HS) ran 4:23.97 in the sprint medley, breaking the record of 4:36.07 that was set in 2009 by more than 12 seconds.

"It's an event that's fairly rarely contested, maybe twice a year, but I'm really proud of the girls," Radnoti said.

Pepperdine's top finishers in other events were Enalen in the women's 200 meters, junior Sarah Goodman (Issaquah, Wash./Liberty HS) in the women's 1,500 meters and sophomore Jesse Aston (Martinez, Calif./Alhambra HS) in the men's 1,500 meters.

Pepperdine's next meet is the Ben Brown Invitational in Fullerton, Calif., next Saturday (March 10).



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