Winnie Incorvaia Sets School Record at Raleigh Relays

Winnie Incorvaia Sets School Record at Raleigh Relays

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Pitt distance group did damage at the Raleigh Relays this weekend at NC State, setting a new program record and seven other top ten program times.

On Thursday night, the men’s team competed in four events, recording five new program bests. Luke Simpson and Finn Walsh began the meet with the men’s 1500m race. Simpson moved into ninth in program history with his personal best of 3:46.14. Walsh, who currently holds the second-best program time, finished in 3:46.46.

Jack Miller competed in his first 3000m steeplechase of the season, finishing in 14th with a time of 8:46.44. Junior Luke Miller followed with a huge personal record in the 5000m race, crossing the line in 13:57.15, the second-best time in such event in program history.

Day one of action concluded with the men’s 10,000m race in which three Panthers solidified themselves in the record books. Luke Henseler recorded a new best time of 29:15.16, moving from sixth to second in Pitt history with his performance. Sam Otis followed in 29:29.48, for fourth in the program standings. Peyton Geehrer is now ninth in Pitt history with his speed of 30:08.60.

The women’s team took to the track on Friday evening, breaking one school record and setting two additional program times of their own.

Claire Hoffman began the second day of action by recording a personal best in the women’s 1500m, 4:37.54. Sydney Nowicki set the tenth best program time in the 5,000m race, crossing the finish line 16:44.55. The weekend finished with Winnie Incorvaia setting a new program mark in the 10,000m race. The Garnet Valley, Pa. native finished in seventh place with her time of 33:47.53, breaking Gillian Schriever’s record set in 2017. Sadie Carey-Tharp followed close behind Incorvaia, recording the third best program time of 34:17.74. Incorvaia and Carey-Tharp are currently ranked 31st and 41st in the 10,000m race respectively, in the nation.

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