BOSTON, Mass. – Lauren Ryan wasted no time sketching her name into the Florida State track and field record books, as Ryan broke the school record in the 5000m run Saturday evening at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener in Boston, Mass.
“Lauren did a fantastic job in the 5000m run tonight in Boston,” head coach Bob Braman said. “Many of the best runners in the country were competing, and she finished seventh among collegiate athletes. Her time will likely qualify her for the NCAA Indoor Championships.”
In just her second indoor meet as a Seminole, the Brighton, Australia, native broke Militsa Mircheva’s record of 15:43.30, which she set in 2019. Ryan posted a time of 15:40.40 to finish ninth in the field. Ryan is now the fourth current Seminole to crack the top 10 list in the 5000m run, joining Rebecca Clark (No. 5), Elizabeth Funderburk (No. 7) and Alyson Churchill (No. 9).
“It’s a good starting point, and it was my fastest 5k opener ever,” Ryan said. “I’m excited to get back to work to keep improving throughout the track season.”
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