Women’s track wins Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational

As the outdoor track season starts to heat up, the women’s track team continues to compete well among other schools by reaching personal bests and school records.

Sophomore Kristen Busch ran the 3,000 meters March 28 to 30 at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational. With a first place finish, Busch recorded a time of 9:36, which was a new personal record.

“Our goal is to keep improving,” said Busch. “We had a great indoor season; we are just looking to improve off of that.”

With eight runners including Busch headed to Stanford this weekend, Busch said she faces a new challenge.

“I’m running my first 10k this weekend. Hopefully I can get a good time,” said Busch.

Despite the weather this year and the lack of training on the track, the coaches have made sure all the athletes were ready for this season.

“This year we’re all more experienced,” Busch said. “We are all realizing how good we can be, and it’s just all coming together.”

The Braves look to continue their success on the track as the rest of the team heads to Eastern Illinois this weekend for their Big Blue Invitational.