Clarksville, Ark.-Senior Ashley Teague smashed the women's 5K school record by running a 20:10.80 in the Arkansas NCAA III Championships held in Clarksville Wednesday evening.
Teague broke Siama Chauhan’s long-standing record of 20:25 set back in 1996. Teague, who was named ASC Runner of the Week October 3, paced Ozarks to a first-place finish over fellow NCAA III school Hendrix College. The senior from Lavaca, Ark., also put in a 5:30 a.m. basketball practice on race day. Tadera Garland finished third at the race and ran a personal-best 20:28.80, giving her the third-fastest 5K time in program history. Samantha Sparks, Kara Willbanks and Lindsey Kellaway finished fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively.
Jeremy Provence won his second race of the season with a strong performance in the 4.1-mile competition. Provence ran a 21:10.90, fifteen seconds faster than second-place finisher Wes Haynie from Hendrix College. The senior from Winslow, Ark., was Ozarks top finisher for the third time this year and gave the Eagles their second first-place finish of the season. Tristan Cooper followed Provence with a time of 21:37.50. David James (21:42.50) and Matt Friant (21:58.60) finished fourth and sixth, respectively.
Ozarks will travel to Seguin, Texas, for the American Southwest Conference Championships October 29.