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UAA junior Ivy O'Guinn broke the school record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.60 on Friday.
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Seawolf trio breaks school records

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 04/19/2013
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AZUSA/WALNUT, Calif. – Senior Ruth Keino, junior Ivy O’Guinn and sophomore Grace Morgan each raced to Alaska Anchorage school records Friday at the annual Mt. SAC Relays and Bryan Clay Invitational.

A local of Kapcheno, Kenya, Keino furnished a school record in the 5,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 16 minutes, 20.87 seconds in the Olympic Development heat. Keino held the previous record at 16:24.67. The new time is just .87 of a second slower than the NCAA automatic time required for the championships.

O’Guinn, from Soldotna, broke the school record in the 800 meters with a new time of 2:10.60, besting the previous record of 2:10.69 set by current teammate Susan Bick in 2011. The time also improved her NCAA provisional standings.

Improving her own 200-meter UAA record was Morgan, who crossed the line at 24.34. A local of Salt Spring Island, B.C., Morgan’s previous best was 24.61 set last May. The time qualifies Morgan provisionally for the NCAA Championship on May 23-25.

Also posting a new NCAA provisional time in the 800 meters was Bick with a season-best time of 2:11.87.

The trip joins junior Susan Tanui, who broke the Seawolf record in the 10,000 meters on Thursday.

The Seawolves return to action tomorrow with the Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif.

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