Able won the 10,000-meter run in a lifetime best mark of 32:19.00, fifth all-time in VMI history. Meanwhile, Najda won her section of the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:47.63 which placed her eighth overall when combined with the other sections of the women's 1,500-meters. Najda's time was also a school record, eclipsing the mark of 4:51.01 set by Rachel Love in 1998.
VMI had several other runners compete at the event including sophomore Graham Forbes (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) who placed third overall in the 10,000-meters with a lifetime best of 32:39.80 to register the ninth best mark in VMI history. Junior Shawn Hogan (Salem, N.H./Salem) placed eighth in the 10,000-meters at 32:58.83 while sophomore Casey Grey (Monroe, Va./Amherst Co.) finished ninth at 34:09.39. Hogan's and Grey's times were each lifetime personal bests.
Freshman Donnie Mikels (Rustburg, Va./Rustburg) and sophomore Edwin Lugo (Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek) placed sixth and 10th respectively in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase. Mikels ran a 9:36.57 clocking while Edwin recorded a time of 9:52.69.
In the men\'s 1,500m run freshmen Matt Bierlein (Orlean, Va./Fauquier) place 27th overall in 4:08.42 and freshmen Ben Switzer (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge Co.) placed 29th overall in 4:09.44
In the women\'s 5,000-meter run, sophomore Kathleen Resetar (Fairfax Station, Va./Bishop Ireton) placed 20th overall in a time of 19:33.15, a lifetime best.
The Keydets will next compete at UNC-Wilmington on Friday and Saturday March 25-26.