Women's Outdoor Track & Field - Sat, Apr. 24, 2010
Pa.) Cornerstone Race Walkers, Janelle Brown and Katie Malinowski accepted the
invitation to participate in the 2010 Penn Relays, the oldest and one of the
largest relay meets in the world.
great competition, Brown set out to hit the qualifying standard of 26:00 for
the USA Track & Field Championships in June. Needing to average 2:04 per
lap, Janelle kept her splits under 2:02 for seven laps. After walking 2:04 on
the eighth and tenth circuits, Brown went 2:00 on the twelfth lap and :55 for
the final 200 meters to finish seventh in 25:15.76. "I knew I had it with a lap
to go. I had one mark on the board so I was careful to hold form the rest of
the way." Brown said.
addition to becoming the first CU T&F athlete to qualify for the USATF
championships, Janelle lowered her school record by 1:44.
was on pace for a personal best time for ten laps, then finished in
27:27.72 placing eleventh.