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Posted: March 28, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: More Regional Marks at Stanford Invitational

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The nation's best distance runners collided at the Stanford Invitational distance carnival Friday night and Arkansas Razorback women's track and field picked up five regional-qualifying mark and six personal bests.

The Razorbacks picked up three qualifiers in the top section of the 5,000 meters. Sophomore Catherine White clocked a personal-best time of 16:08.29 to finish 12th. Senior Denise Bargiachi was 16th with a clocking of 16:11.56. Senior Christine Kalmer was 20th with a time of 16:43.17. Both White and Bargiachi also clocked personal bests.

Junior Megan Jackson and freshman Cali George competed in the second section of the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Jackson finished fourth with a regional-qualifying time of 10:39.72. George was 10th, clocking an 11:06.37 in her first collegiate steeplechase race.

Sophomore Jillian Rosen won the third section of the 1,500 meters. The win is her second in as many weeks after winning the 3,000 meters last weekend at UC Irvine. She clocked a regional-qualifying and personal-best time of 4:24.61.

Samantha Learch finished seventh in her section of the 1,500 meters. Just a freshman, she clocked a respectable 4:33.68 in her first collegiate 1,500 meters.

Junior Ashley Williams was the final competitor of the day. She finished 20th in the second section of the 10,000 meters with a personal-best time of 36:58.16.

Arkansas will compete next at the Florida Relays, April 2-4, in Gainesville, Fla. For more information, visit

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