Evangel Distance Runners Finish Strong at Darrell Gourley Invite

Evangel Distance Runners Finish Strong at Darrell Gourley Invite

The Basics
Event: William Jewell Darrell Gourley Invitational
Location: Liberty, Mo.
Complete Results

LIBERTY, Mo. – The Evangel track and field teams battled the winds and cold weather Saturday at the William Jewell Darrell Gourley Invitational.

News & Notes

- Shane Burns (Strafford, Mo.) earned a third-place finish in the 5,000-Meters and also claimed a personal best time at 15:37.34. Burns' time also elevated him to third on the Evangel all-time performance list in the event behind Austin Jacobs in second (15:15.68) and Nicholas Hestand (14:57.57).

- Leslie Perona raced to a personal best in the 5,000-meters to finish fifth and improve her time at 19:41.15. Her time moves into third all-time at Evangel and just behind sister, Emily Perona's second-best time of 19:05.54.

- Allison Newport finished second in the javelin with a throw of 114' 8" (34.78m).

Women's Top Finishers

5th – Leslie Perona – 19:41.15

4x800 Relay
5th – Cruzado, Iwanowski, L. Perona, Standage – 10:51.69

2nd – Allison Newport – 34.78 (114' 8")

Men's Top Finishers 

7th – ZaKorey Barr – 11.11

3rdShane Burns – 15:37.34

Up Next
Evangel makes the short drive next weekend up I-44 to the Dewey Allgood Invitational hosted by Missouri S&T in Rolla, Missouri.

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