April 5, 2014
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Both Leigh Lattimore and Louise Webb recorded conference-best times this season as a trio of Lamar distance runners competed at the Stanford Invitational at Cobb Track at Angell Field.
All three athletes competing at the meet are in the first year with the program, and they were led by Leigh Lattimore, who recorded the fastest 10,000 meter race for a Lady Cardinal since 1980. The Pinner, England, native completed the race in 34:19.82, which currently ranks first in the Southland by over three minutes. She finished 26th in her section, and 16th among college athletes.
Former national champion and Olympian Midde Hamrin holds LU’s all-time record in the 10,000 meter run, posting a time of 33:10.11 in 1980.
Louise Webb also made a bit of history, completing the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 10:22.26, which is the fasted in the Southland by nearly 30 seconds. It also ranks second all-time on LU’s performance list, trailing just Amanda King, who finished in 10:16.99 in 2007.
Kayla de Bondt finished fourth in the seventh section of the 1,500, ending in 4:35.05, which is the third-best time in the Southland this year.