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Two runners break 6k school record
Monday, October 19, 2015

Two runners break 6k school record

Laura Morrison (right) and Lauren Kotas both broke Fredonia's school record in the 6,000-meter run on Saturday.

The culmination of years of training was on display Saturday by the women's cross country program as two runners broke Fredonia's school record in the 6,000-meter run.

Running in the Inter-Regional Rumble at Oberlin College, Laura Morrison (Wethersfield, Conn./Wethersfield) and Lauren Kotas (Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster) crossed the finish line faster than previous record holder, Kim Foltz (22:18) with times of 21:46 and 22:07, respectively.

As a team, the Blue Devils finished fifth out of 29 teams competing, besting nationally-ranked Allegheny (No. 34) who finished sixth at the meet. Every runner set a personal best 6,000-meter performance on Saturday, including Bonnie Binggeli (Walworth/Gananda) who was just one second shy of the school record (22:19). She now stands as the fourth best finisher in Fredonia's 6,000-meter history.

Two freshman, Hannah Kurbs (Lockport, N.Y. / Lockport) and Stephanie Wojnowski (Rochester, N.Y./Eastridge) put their own names on Fredonia's record board on Saturday. Kurbs is now fifth, and Wojnowski seventh all-time, in the 6,000-meter run with finishes of 22:38 and 22:45, respectively.

Junior Kara Hall (Bergen/Byron-Bergen) is now eighth place all-time (23:00) in the event.

The Blue Devils now begin preparations for the SUNYAC Championship meet in Plattsburgh, N.Y. on Oct. 31.

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