GENEVA, Ohio – The Slippery Rock University women's indoor track and field team got a school record from Jasmine Bailey, set 14 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference qualifying marks, one NCAA provisional mark and recorded six top-five finishes at the SPIRE Midwest Open at the SPIRE Institute Saturday.
Bailey, a Butler graduate, headlined the day with her record-breaking performance in the 400-meter dash, where she was the first collegiate finisher and the second overall finisher in 56.42 seconds.
That mark is an NCAA provisional qualifier that ranks 10th among all Division II athletes so far this year and breaks the former SRU record of 57.29 seconds set by Lacey Cochran in 2008. Because Cochran's time was converted to a 200-meter flat track and the SPIRE facility is 300-meters, Bailey's time will be converted down to 57.17 seconds for the official SRU record book.
In addition to her record in the 400m Saturday, Bailey was also the top collegiate finisher and the second overall finisher in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.35 seconds.
She capped her day by running a leg of the second place 4x400-meter relay team that was the top Division II squad with a time of 3:59.35. Bailey was joined by Casaundra Swartzbaugh, Katie Teed and Aerial Dukes on the relay.
(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)