News With women’s track season underway, many personal and school records have already been broken which will give the team further motivation for upcoming championships.
Junior athlete Sarah Brandt said, “When you look at that record book, it’s like your mouth starts watering. We all think ‘I want this one.’ So when we’re all thinking about records, races are a chance to show that off. “
The Golden Eagle track team’s season started powerfully with the breaking of four school records at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener Dec. 5, 2015. School records were broken in the 200m, 400m and 800m individually, and four career best marks were set at Vanderbilt.
The relay team of Na’Asha Robinson, Jaydean Joseph, Tiara Hymon and D’Airrien Jackson also crushed the previous school record for the 4x400m relay by more than 13 seconds.
With that momentum from the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener, the Golden Eagles continued to prove themselves as a fierce competitor. Head Coach Wayne Angel contributes part of the season’s success to that first meet.
“After that first meet, the momentum started going and the morale was high. We hadn’t done this before. I mean we are breaking records left and right,” said Angel.
With that momentum in tow, the second standout meet was the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame Feb. 5 and 6. Not only was this the first time that Tech had competed in distance medley relay this year, but the combination of Brandt, Crystal Liebenberg, D’Airrien Jackson and Jenna Storms proved to be unstoppable as they shattered Tech’s previous record with a time of 12:07.21.
Brandt said, “It’s really fun being a part of a relay because it’s something bigger than yourself. It’s not just you out there; it’s your teammates that you’re handing that baton to.”
Coach Angel stated, “Notre Dame has been …