Buehrle Third in 1500m; Two Set PRs in Race

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Nicole Buehrle just missed her PR in the 1500 meter event, taking third overall while two teammates set PRs in the race.

“Nicole ran about 10 seconds faster than last meet,” Chattanooga head coach Andy Meyer said. “She was in the last half of the pack and with 700 meter left, surged towards the front. With about 300 meters to go, she passed a couple more to finish third.”

She was just over a second off her PR with a time of 4:35.39.

Hagood was third in the second heat and Brown won the third, both with personal best times. Hagood covered the distance in a time of 4:46.76, nearly four seconds faster that her previous posted time at the Panther Invitational. Brown ran a personal best 4:56.53.

“Ashtyn, in her heat, followed Nicole’s lead, just maintained great position and closed hard to set her PR,” Meyer said. “Faith won her heat, again being patient and surging hard the last 700 meters to gradually win and PR by a huge 14 seconds.”

Freshman Allie Potter finished in a time of 5:29.45 in her first race at the middle distance.

“Coach [Ty] Griffin did a great job today having the mid-distance girls ready and prepared in the 1500,” Meyer said.

Kimbra Dunning and Mikah Charley did not compete in the triple jump today due to the distance of the board from the pit.

“I did not want them to risk injury,” Meyer said.

The bulk of the events will be held Saturday beginning with the women’s 5000 meter at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.