Personal Records Highlight Final Meet of Indoor Season

Sophomore Emily Houghton at Terrapin Invitational

WASHINGTON – The American University track & field team closed its 2018 indoor slate on Sunday with a trip to nearby George Mason for the Last Chance Meet.

Sophomore Emily Houghton highlighted the day's events as one of AU's six personal record (PR) performers, earning a new all-time top ten in the 400-meter dash. Her 1:02.26 crossing for fifth in the field is the seventh-fastest in program history. Classmate Lucia Rose also earned a new PR in the event, placing 10th in 1:04.82.

Houghton also earned a new career-best in the 200m dash, timing through in 28.77 for 10th. 

Sophomore Katelyn Deibler rounded out the women's record performances after she placed fourth in the 3000m run in 10:51.23.

On the men's side, sophomore Gerard D'Ambrosio III finished the mile in PR fashion, crossing in eighth with a final time of 4:23.81. Freshman Michael Weidenbruch closed the day in the men's 3000m run, hitting a new career-record of 8:56.14 for sixth in the field. 

The Eagles will open the outdoor season on Saturday, March 17, with the Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For the latest on AU Track & Field, stay tuned to and follow the team on Twitter @AU_TrackXC.

Long Jump, Men – 3. Trevor Patton, 6.75m 

200m Dash, Women – 10. Emily Houghton, 28.77 PR / 11. Lucia Rose, 29.66
400m Dash, Women – 5. Emily Houghton, 1:02.26 PR #7 / 10. Lucia Rose, 1:04.82 PR
800m Run, Men – 7. Justin Dignan, 2:06.90 / 9. Caleb Brown, 2:09.77
1000m Run, Women – 6. Kassidy Ayres, 3:08.29
1000m Run, Men – 3. Faolan Coogan-Pluck, 2:39.52 / 4. John Pagliaro, 2:42.44
Mile Run, Men – 8. Gerard D'Ambrosio III, 4:23.81 PR / 10. Tommy Sommer, 4:27.76
3000m Run, Women – 4. Katelyn Deibler, 10:51.23 PR
3000m Run, Men – 6. Michael Weidenbruch, 8:56.14 PR