Women's track & field 2019 indoor season recap

Rebecca Brock
Rebecca Brock

DENVER – Trading in her soccer cleats for track spikes, Rebecca Brock (Amarillo, TX) made a seamless transition from one sport to another this winter, providing one of the highlights for the Johnson & Wales University women's track team during the 2019 indoor season.

After starting all 13 games for the JWU women's soccer team in the fall, Brock concluded her junior indoor track season on Feb. 15 by breaking Rachel Seligson's program record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:29.99 at the Air Force Open in Colorado Springs. A week earlier, Brock ran a 5:56.90 in the mile at the ASU NCAA Qualifier, ranking No. 2 in the team's indoor record book.

Freshman Jenna Bonfardine (Culpepper, VA), also a teammate of Brock's on the soccer team, emerged throughout the indoor schedule as a major contributor in the sprints for coach Chris Sandefur. Bonfardine's 8.44 in the 60-meter dash at the Scott Nisely Memorial on Jan. 19 ranks behind only Catherine Carbeck's 8.36 from 2017.

Bonfardine also put forth a pair of other top-five performances this winter with her time of 28.23 in the 200 at the Air Force Open, ranking fourth in the indoor record book, and her 1:09.08 in the 400 at Scott Nisley to rank fifth.

Junior Rachel Seligson (Palo Alto, CA) recorded two top-five runs during the 2019 indoor season. Her time of 12:29.08 in the 3,000 meters at the Colorado Invitational on Feb. 2 ranks fourth among all Wildcats while her 21:16.55 in the 5,000 meters at Scott Nisley is good for third.

Program records set during 2019 indoor season

  Event Time  Meet
Rebecca Brock  800M 2:29.99 Feb. 15 at Air Force Open