Barkan Runs Top SCIAC Time in 1,500

Barkan Runs Top SCIAC Time in 1,500

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AZUSA — A handful of Occidental distance runners posted impressive marks at the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific on Friday.

For the women, Eva Townsend set a personal record by more than 10 seconds in the 3,000m steeplechase, going from ninth up to fourth on Oxy's all-time list in the event with a time of 11:23.51, and Roxanne Valle had a 2-second personal record in the 1,500m, going 4:44.09.

Townsend currently ranks third in the SCIAC and Valle is up to seventh.

For the Oxy men, Brody Barkan posted a 2-second personal record in the 1,500m with the fastest time in the SCIAC this season at 3:53.01. 

The Tigers have one final week of training before beginning the SCIAC Championships at Redlands on April 27.

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