NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sophomore Emily Delvo (Springfield, Ill./Sacred Hearth Griffin) posted the second fastest 1,500 meter time in school history to finish second in the event as she helped highlight the opening day of competition for the Bradley track and field teams at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Friday.
Delvo topped her previous career-best 1,500 meter time by over 10 seconds and was three and one-half seconds off the school-record pace with a time of 4:26.66. Her time is second best in school history behind Mary Goldkamp’s 2011 school record mark of 4:23.18 as she finished second in the field behind Lipscomb’s Dani Walker, who won the event at 4:21.34.
In the men’s 1,500 meters, freshman Daniel Gagne (Wauwatosa, Wis./East) was seventh in the field with a time of 3:56.10 in the first 1,500 meter run of his collegiate career. Gagne’s time ranks ninth in program history. Fellow freshman Thomas Razo (Lockport, Ill./Lockport) improved his season-best 1,500 meter by six seconds, crossing the line at 4:02.83 to finish 12th.
Sophomore Elizabeth Dutcher (Williamston, Mich./Williamston) also helped highlight the opening day of competition with a career-best time in the 200 meters. Dutcher clocked a 26.50 seconds to take third in her heat and 21st in the field.
The Braves continue action at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Saturday starting at 11 a.m.