Wright Wins High Jump at Bison Outdoor Classic

Wright Wins High Jump at Bison Outdoor Classic

The American University men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Bison Outdoor Classic this weekend where the Eagles posted one victory and two all-time top 10 times.

Octavia Rinehardt placed fourth in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 16:34.26, good for third place on American's all-time top 10 list. Rinehardt's time was nearly 45 seconds faster than her previous personal best of 17:13.58 and eclipsed the ECAC qualifying standard in the event.

Alexandra Tyburski also posted an all-time top 10 time as she finished 13th in her section of the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:43.19, the 10th-fastest time in program annals. Zach Wright, meanwhile, earned American's lone victory of the weekend, tying for first place in the high jump with a final height of 1.89 meters.

In the men's 5,000 meter run, Josh Olsen led the Eagles with an IC4A qualifying time of 14:31.03 to take seventh place. He was joined in the event by Mark Allen who took 11th in 14:36.46 and Ryan Williams who placed 14th in 14:38.56.

American will return to the track April 28-30 when the team travels to Philadelphia, Pa. for the Penn Relays.