Sanders, Vestal Place at Stanford Invitational
Missouri State's Ashley Sanders and Carrie Vestal finished 10th and 11th, respectively, in section one of the 10,000-meter run in the Nike Stanford Track and Field Invitational on Friday, March 31, at the Cobb Track and Angell Field. The 32nd edition of the Invitational is one of the top collegiate meets in the United States and features over 4,000 athletes.
Senior Sanders of Clinton, Mo., finished 10th in the race with a time of 35:25.50. This mark places her second on Missouri State's list of all-time top performers for the 10,000-meter run.
A native of Springfield, Mo., sophomore Vestal finished close behind teammate Sanders with a time of 35:29.30 in the event, placing her 11th. With this time, Vestal claims the third fastest time in Missouri State history.
The remainder of the Missouri State track and field squad compete Saturday, April 1, at the Mississippi State Bulldog Invitational, in Starkville, Miss. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.