DENVER – A recording-setting run by Rebecca Brock (Amarillo, TX) in the 800-meter run at the Tom Bench Invitational was among the highlights for the Johnson & Wales University women's track and field team in 2019.
Brock's altitude-adjusted time of 2 minutes, 24.04 seconds March 31 at the University of Northern Colorado was the fourth-fastest in the SCAC this spring and also a school record in the event.
A dual-sport athlete at JWU Denver who plays soccer in the fall, Brock's performance in the 1,500 at the Jerry Quiller Classic ranked her third in team history, clocking a 5:42.02.
Junior Rachel Seligson (Palo Alto, CA) ended the season by setting a new JWU Denver standard in the 5K, crossing in 20:47.89 at the SCAC Championships on April 26. The conference meet marked the end of Morgan Sauer's (Angola, IN) career as a Wildcat, capped with an 11th-place finish in the 10K in 49:39.63, setting a new time to beat for the team.
Jenna Bonfardine (Culpepper, VA), Catherine Carbeck (Phoenix, AZ), Virginia Gautier (Fort Worth, TX) and Brock also set the bar for the program in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:21.72 at the SCAC meet in San Antonio, Texas.
Bonfardine and Gautier earned their way into the team's top-five rankings in the 200-meter dash at the Tom Bench Invite as Bonfardine's 29.03 is No. 4 and Gautier's 29.59 No. 5. Junior Teagan Gutka also etched her name in the school record book twice, both at the SCAC meet, ranking third in the 800 (3:15.33) and fifth in the 1500 (6:40.46).
|2019 Top Performances|
|Jenna Bonfardine||200m||28.96||Tom Benich|
|Rebecca Brock||1500m||5:50.37||Jerry Quiller|
|Jenna Bonfardine-Catherine Carbeck-Virginia Gautier-Rebecca Brock||4x400||4:21.72||SCAC|