Ryan Bender Hits Personal Best At Penn Relays
Senior Ryan Bender hit personal best in 5,000 meters
Senior Ryan Bender hit personal best in 5,000 meters

April 28, 2005

Philadelphia, Pa. - Duquesne senior Ryan Bender set a personal best time in the 5,000 meter run Thursday night at the Penn Relays.

Bender finished the Olympic Development 5,000 Meter Run in 14:28.99, good for 15th place in the 54-runner competition. This was less than a half-second shy of the school record (14:28.51) set by sophomore Chris Horvat at the Bucknell Outdoor Classic earlier this month. Horvat crossed the wire in 18th place with a mark of 14:30.47.

A couple Dukes also competed in the Olympic Development 3,000 Meter Steeplechase. Freshman Tom Slosky finished 10th with a time of 9:15.32 while senior Pat McGuire was 11th of 23 runners at 9:16.36.

Competition continues on Friday and Satursday, April 29 and 30, 2005.




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