Anna Hetzel Sets Personal Record in 1500M at High Point VertKlasse Meeting

Anna Hetzel Sets Personal Record in 1500M at High Point VertKlasse Meeting

HIGH POINT, N.C. - The Belmont Abbey women's Outdoor Track & Field team competed in the Vertklasse Meeting this weekend, hosted by High Point University.

Freshman Anna Hetzel ran a personal best in the 1500m on Friday, as she finished the race in 5:16.39.

Junior Natalie Nelson had a strong performance in the Javelin, as her 24.9m throw earned her a fourth-place finish in her heat.

In the sprint events, Maya McQune was the leading Crusader in the 200m, which she completed in 26.42 seconds.  Abigail Dixon (29.17) and Amanda Harrison (33.16) also competed in this event.  In the 800m, sophomore Julia Otranto ran a team-best 2:26.65 race.

Head Coach Nick Radkewich had some positive comments on his team's performance this weekend: "Annie Hetzel ran a new personal best in the 1500m event on Friday evening.  On Saturday, Julia Otranto and Brette Linkenhoker posted season-best times in the 800m race.  It was a break through race for Linkenhoker, as she overcame windy conditions with aggressive running tactics.  In the sprints, Maya McQune set a new collegiate best in the 200m dash."

Belmont Abbey will next compete in the Susan Rouse Invitational on April 7-8.  That race will be hosted by Conference Carolinas member Southern Wesleyan University.