By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com
AUSTIN, Texas - UT Arlington junior Gabriela Alfonzo set a school standard in the 5000 meters to highlight the second day of action for the Mavericks at the 88thClyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
Alfonzo placed fifth in the event with a time of 16:52.45to break the five-year-old mark by just over one second. In addition, her time is a junior record in her native country of Venezuela. Alfonzo already ranked third on the school's list in the 10,000 meters.
On the men's side of the 5000m, Eric Ojeda also finished fifth. His time (14:28.39) ranks as the fourth-best clocking in school annals.
"The distance crew had a very nice day," UTA coach John Sauerhage said. "All four kids who ran the 5000 meters had personal bests, which is an impressive feat, and a school record is always a really special moment."
Also starring for the distance crew was Emil Blomberg, who won his section of the 1500 meters in 3:53.84. It ranked as the sixth best time in the two heats of the 1500m.
The Texas Relays will continue with action on Friday and will conclude Saturday at Mike Myers Stadium.
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