Sophomore runner steals show at relays

Sophomore Rebecca Zaiter set a school record at the Raleigh Relays. Photo: Steve Woltmann

In a field that featured competitors from the SEC, ACC, Big East, PAC-12 and others, sophomore middle distance specialist Rebecca Zaiter stole the show in Friday’s first day of events at the Raleigh Relays, outpacing 129 other runners to finish first in the 1,500-meter run.

Zaiter crossed the finish line in a school-record 4:33.23, claiming medalist honors in her section of the race.

Among the other standout performances on the first day of competition were senior Ariel Butzine, who finished the 400-meter in 57.32 seconds (40th of 140), and senior Aimee Schuh, who finished 36th in a field of 63 competitors in the long jump (4.92 meters).

In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Tess Ehrhardt took 13th (11:13.60), and senior Jaime Johnson crossed the finish line in 11:16.06, good for sixth place.

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