Segrave sets school, course record in 5k win at Sand Shark

In the final race of the regular season, junior Hannah Segrave and sophomore JJ Robinson ran into the Milligan College record book Saturday morning at the ninth annual Sand Shark Invitational, both recording a personal best to lead the No. 20 women’s cross-country team to a third-place finish in the biggest race of the regular season. The men’s team finished sixth and was once again led by junior Taylor Tafelsky.

Segrave’s time of 17:15.34 broke her previous personal best of 18:31 she set her last time out at the Gene Mullin Furman Invitational. She now owns the fastest 5k time in Milligan history, topping the record set by Marta Zimon (17:49) that stood since 2001. Segrave finished first individually in the field of 264 runners.

Head Coach Chris Layne said, “Hannah continues to work so hard to become a complete athlete in this sport and it’s just so rewarding to see her take these steps at the right time.”

Segrave also set the course record in Hardeeville, breaking the previous mark of 17:18 by Embry-Riddle’s Ellie Staker in 2012 and finishing over 25 seconds faster than the rest of the field on Saturday.

In four regular-season races in 2015, Segrave has won twice and finished runner-up twice.

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