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Guyer Smashes Bona Program Record in 800 Meters To Highlight Day One at A-10 Championships

Junior Rachel Guyer established a new SBU program record in the 800 meters with her run in the A-10 Championships. (Photo: Scott Eddy)
Junior Rachel Guyer established a new SBU program record in the 800 meters with her run in the A-10 Championships. (Photo: Scott Eddy)

FAIRFAX, Va. – Rachel Guyer broke her own program record in the 800 meters to highlight the first day of competition for the St. Bonaventure women's track team at the Atlantic 10 Championships held on campus at George Mason University Saturday afternoon.

Guyer produced another program record in the 800 meter prelims, running a time of 2:22.99. Guyer obliterated her previous best time – which had stood as the program record – by shaving over four seconds off her mark of 2:27.11 ran just two weeks ago. The junior has brought her time down by nearly seven seconds since the first meet of the season.

Natalie Cummings also broke the previous Bonaventure program record in the 800 meters with her time of 2:26.71. Cummings greatly improved on her previous personal best as well, running more than three seconds faster than her mark of 2:29.78 set at Bucknell last month.

Stephanie Barry also broke her personal fastest time in the 800 by running 2:35.16, nipping the 2:35.97 she ran at Bucknell.  

Meaghan Ralph had a PR time in the 200 as well at 29.92.

In the 400 meters, a pair of Bonnies ran personal best times. Tristen Reid led the team at 1:06.71 while Jenna Cherry finished in 1:12.40, easily surpassing her previous PR time of 1:14.04. Megan Jennings also set a new PR by running 1:12.60, more than a second better than her previous best.

The Bonnies will be back in action Sunday in the second day of competition at the A-10 Championships.

BONNIES RESULTS

200 METERS
32. Meaghan Ralph – 29.92 (personal record)
33. Megan Gagnier – 30.23

400 METERS
26. Tristen Reid – 1:06.71
27. Jenna Cherry – 1:12.40 (personal record)
28. Megan Jennings – 1:12.60 (personal record)
29. Nicolette DiMura – 1:13.78 (personal record)

800 METERS
26. Rachel Guyer – 2:22.99 (program record)
30. Natalie Cummings – 2:26.71 (personal record)
31. Stephanie Barry – 2:35.16 (personal record)
32. Samantha Burgio – 2:46.68

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