Monday, July 12, 2010

Area Runners Do Well at Flanders Cup Meet in Belgium

North Dakota's Laura Januszewski won the 800 meters at the Flanders Cup meet in Brasschaat, Belgium on Sunday in a personal best of 2:01:19. Laura was .31 ahead of runner-up Linda Marguet of France with the US's Shannon Rowbury third in 2:03.02.

Team USA's Minnesota's Gabriele Anderson shattered her personal best in the 1,500, running 4:12.06 to place fifth. Americans took the top two spots in that race with Molly Huddle first in 4:09.22, just edging Liz Maloy, who ran 4:09.24. Team USA MN's Meghan Armstrong was eighth in the 5,000 with a time of 16:13.52. Japan's Mika Yoshikawa won the event in 15:28.44.

Anderson's time betters the U of M women's record for 1,500 meters set by Jody Eder in 1984 of 4:15.59, which Anderson broke at this year's Big Ten meet where she ran 2:15.43. Full meet results are available HERE.

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