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Chelsea Kruthers Breaks Indoor Mile School Record

Chelsea Kruthers set a school record in the mile on Saturday.
Chelsea Kruthers set a school record in the mile on Saturday.

Feb. 1, 2014

Complete Results

HOUSTON - San Diego State's Chelsea Kruthers broke the school record in the mile to lead the track and field team on the final day of the Howie Ryan Invitational & Multi's Saturday in Houston.

Kruthers finished the eight-lap race in 5 minutes, 1 second (5:01.00) to finish eighth out of 42 entrants. Kruthers' time broke the previous record of 5:04.40, set by Lisa Crampton in 2006. Yesterday, Kruthers ran the 800-meter leg of the distance medley relay team which set a school record in 12:05.71.

Rachel Roesgen, who ran the mile leg in the DMR last night, came in 14th in the mile today in 5:08.10, which is the third-fastest time in Aztecs' history. Dynasty Gammage, who ran the 1,200 leg of the DMR last night, was 20th in 5:20.83. Adidas' Charlene Lipsy won the mile in 4:47.44.

A day after winning the weight throw, Jasmine Burrell finished second in the shot put with a heave of 51 feet, 7 ¼ inches (15.73m). Teammate Nicole Oudenaarden, who finished second in the pentathlon yesterday, came in sixth in the shot put at 44-01.25 (13.44m).

Kristen Brown followed her runner-up finish in the pole vault on Friday with a third-place showing today in the 60 hurdles in 8.46 after running 8.61 (fifth place) in the semifinals earlier in the day.

Maderia Toatley, who ran the 400 leg in the DMR school record last night, came in ninth in the 400 in 58.52 and 10th in the 200 in 25.57.

Meritzer Williams was the other San Diego State athlete to finish in the top 20 of her event, taking 17th in the 60 in 7.64.

The Aztecs are back in action on Feb. 14-15 at the Don Kirby Elite in Albuquerque, N.M.

Howie Ryan Invitational & Multi's
Houston, Texas (Univ. of Houston)
Saturday, Feb. 1 (Day Two of Two)

Team Results
No team scores

Individual Results (SDSU only)
60 Meters (semifinals) (out of 28 entrants)
1. Michelle-Lee Ahe (Elite Performance TC) - 7.18q
17. Meritzer Williams (SDSU) - 7.64

200 Meters (out of 71 entrants)
1. Patricia Hall (Elite Performance TC) - 23.63
10. Maderia Toatley (SDSU) - 25.57
43. Madison Gipson (SDSU) - 26.42
50. Janice George (SDSU) - 26.64
--. Meritzer Williams (SDSU) - DNF

400 Meters (out of 54 entrants)
1. Carline Muir (Pure Athletics) - 56.49
9. Maderia Toatley (SDSU) - 58.52
24. Janice George (SDSU) - 1:00.30

Mile (out of 42 entrants)
1. Charlene Lipsy (Adidas) - 4:47.44
8. Chelsea Kruthers (SDSU) - 5:01.00 (school record)
14. Rachel Roesgen (SDSU) - 5:08.10 (No. 3 all-time at SDSU)
20. Dynasty Gammage (SDSU) - 5:20.83

60-Meter Hurdles (semifinals) (out of 15 entrants)
1. Nichole Denby (Unattached) - 8.38q
5. Kristen Brown (SDSU) - 8.61q

60-Meter Hurdles (finals) (out of 7 entrants)
1. Nichole Denby (Unattached) - 8.33
3. Kristen Brown (SDSU) - 8.46

Shot Put (out of 40 entrants)
1. Claire Uke (Rice) - 53-09.75 (16.40m)
2. Jasmine Burrell (SDSU) - 51-07.25 (15.73m)
6. Nicole Oudenaarden (SDSU) - 44-01.25 (13.44m)