Comastri and Winders set provisional marks in the 5000m at GVSU Friday


University of Southern Indiana Women’s Track & Field recorded two new NCAA II provisional qualifying marks at the GVSU Extra Weekend Meet Friday night.

Junior Jennifer Comastri had the first spectacular performance of the night as she chased down a provisional qualifying time of 16 minutes, 15.29 seconds earning runner-up in the 5,000 meters. Comastri’s 5000m time was a 12-second personal best and was nearing the automatic qualifying standard (16:10.04). Comastri boosts all the way up to fifth in the nation currently and second all-time in USI outdoor track & field.

Teammate Hope Winders also came away Friday with a provisional mark as she paced under the NCAA II Standard (17:10.15) in the 5000m with a 17:04.68. Winders’ 5000m time has her 38th on the Division II performance list and sliding into seventh all-time in Screaming Eagles’ history.

Other Notables: 

Freshmen Mckenna Cavanuagh (11:11.64) and Audrey Comastri (2:18.13) recorded new personal records in the 3000m steeplechase and 800m, respectively.

Junior Megan Wagler had a 19-second improvement when all was said and done in the 5000m with a time of 18:10.59.

Up Next: The Eagles will prepare for the GLVC Outdoor Championships held in Rolla, Missouri May 7-9.



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