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Eder breaks Auburn record at War Eagle Invitational
April 21, 2017

AUBURN, Ala. – Veronica Eder broke the Auburn and facility records in the women’s 5000 meters on day one of the War Eagle Invitational on Friday at Hutsell-Rosen Track. Eder’s mark broke a six-year record previous held by Holly Knight.

On the night, Auburn posted three event wins and four personal bests.

“We had some great weather and some strong performances to open up on day one,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “I am extremely proud of Veronica Eder, with another school record. She has become one of the top runners we’ve ever had at Auburn. I look forward to tomorrow and continuing the momentum from today.”

A senior from Pennsylvania, Eder jumped out in front early and never looked back as she won the race with a 16:03.06 in the women’s 5000m. Eder is also third all-time in the 10,000m with a personal best of 33:35.73.

Auburn swept the javelin events, with Kendra Mitchell winning the women’s event and Justin Carter taking the men’s section. Mitchell threw a 143-5/43.72m, while Carter threw 206-7/62.98m.

Jakayla Hand led the way for the women’s squad in the triple jump with a personal best jump of 43-0.25/13.11m to win the event. Hand’s mark moves her into fifth on Auburn’s all-time performers list.

Wesley Curles and Silas Kipngetich both ran personal best times in the men’s 1500 meters. Curles finished fourth with a 3:44.30, while Kipngetich finished sixth with a 3:47.27.

Day two of the War Eagle Invitational is set to begin tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. with the women’s pole vault. Running events kick off at 12:00 p.m. with the 4x100 meter relay.

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