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Areson Cruises To NCAA Division I's Best 5K Time, Runs No. 2 Mark In Lady Vol History
Jackie Areson kept her long distance momentum going at the Stanford Invitational.

Jackie Areson kept her long distance momentum going at the Stanford Invitational.

March 27, 2010

By Eric Trainer, Associate Director of Media Relations

STANFORD, Calif. -- Jackie Areson has picked up where she left off during the indoor track season. Running at the Stanford Invitational late Friday night, the University of Tennessee senior logged the second-fastest time in Lady Vol history and the best NCAA Division I mark in the nation thus far in 2010 to place second in the 5000 meters.

Areson, one of 106 competitors entered in four sections of the 5K at a meet known for its outstanding distance running, posted a career--best readout of 15 minutes, 51.56 seconds to finish second. Only Seattle Pacific's Jessica Pixler turned in a better time, checking in at 15:44.07. They were among only six in the entire field to break the 16-minute mark.

After breaking Patty Wiegand's Tennessee indoor records in the 3K and 5K earlier this season, Areson took a shot at Kathy Bryant's outdoor 5K standard that has stood since June 26, 1982. She wound up checking in at No. 2 in the Big Orange record book, just behind Bryant's 15:37.73 UT best, which was produced during international competition in Oslo, Norway. Bryant previously owned the No. 2 time, as well, with another 1982 outburst of 15:54.5.

For complete results, please go to: http://www.gostanford.com/sports/c-track/stats/2009-2010/invite_res.html



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