Feb. 11, 2012
SEATTLE -- A pair of Tennessee track & field distance runners were in action late Friday night at the Flotrack Husky Classic at the University of Washington's Dempsey Indoor. Lady Vol senior Brittany Sheffey and Vol junior Chris Bodary made the cross-country journey to try and take advantage of an outstanding field of competitors and a fast track.
In the women's 5000m Invite section, Sheffey turned in a time of 16:18.37 to wind up 16th in a talented gathering that included several post-collegiate runners. That mark, which came in her first indoor attempt at that distance, moved her to No. 4 on UT's all-time indoor performers list in the event and was the ninth fastest ever registered by a Lady Vol. It also ranks her No. 1 in the SEC and No. 19 in the nation at this point in the season.
Bodary, meanwhile, competed in section three of the men's 5K and came away with a readout of 14:32.32. That mark left him in 10th place in that section and 48th overall.
The rest of the Vols and Lady Vols are in Akron, Ohio, where they will compete in the Akron Invitational on Saturday.
5000m Final (Invite Section): 16. Brittany Sheffey, 16:18.37^!
5000m Final: 48. Chris Bodary, 14:32.32^
* - NCAA Automatic Mark, ! - Personal Best, ^ - Oversized Track, $ - SEC Record, a - American Record, adv. - Advanced to next round, b - Banked Track, c - Collegiate Record, dna - Did Not Advance, dnf - Did Not Finish, dq - Disqualified, dnr - Did Not Run, F - Foul, f - Facility Record, fr - Freshman Record, fs - False Start, H - Heptathlon, h - Hand-Timed, mr - Meet Record, nm - No Mark, p - Time Run In Prelims, P - Pentathlon, sr - School Record, u - Undersized Track, w - World Record