Katie Spence sets Coker 5K record at Carolina Challenge

Katie Spence sets Coker 5K record at Carolina Challenge


COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Coker University women's track and field team completed competition at the Carolina Challenge on Saturday (Feb. 1). Over the course of the weekend, the Cobras ran very well and set several personal best times, including two new school records.

After Tiffany Taylor set a Coker record in shot put on Friday (Jan. 31), Katie Spence set a new school record in the 5K with a time of 20:34.23. On day one of the Carolina Challenge, Spence ran the 3K in 11:49.09.

In the 200m, Trinity White led the way for the Cobras with a time of 26.61. Syriah Lottimore (27.57), Ayana English (27.68), and Shania Crosby (28.46) were other notable finishers for Coker. In the 800m, Olivia Jordan finished at 2:38.43.

"Katie really set the tone for the meet today by leading us off with a great 5K," said coach Pete Early. "We saw a lot of fast times in the 200s as well and I could not be more excited about the upcoming weeks based off what we saw today."

The Cobras will be back in action next weekend (Feb. 7 – Feb. 8) when they travel to Spartanburg, S.C. for the S. Carolina Invitational at Converse College. Live results can be found at www.cokercobras.com.