Army West Point firsties Abby Halbrook and Cassie Mundekis set program records in their individual races at the ECAC Championships at Boston University this weekend. Mundekis was the first to compete, posting a 2:08.65 in the 800-meter run to best her own program record of 2:08.89 from the 2017 Patriot League Championship. The Manito, Ill., native also holds the academy record for the 1000-meter run and 4x400-meter relay. In the 3000-meter final, Abby Halbrook posted a time of 9:36.26 to set a new Army West Point record. The record was previously held by Catherine Gaffigan, who ran a 9:40.05 at the Princeton Relay in 1995. The Tyler, Texas, native also holds the school record for the mile run.
Cassie's 800 on Saturday was exactly what she wanted. She set a fast early pace that did not let up. She stayed with it and finished strong to improve on her previous best. Abby has not been able to race the 3K very much and this was the first time she had been in a race that went strong from the gun. She finished well and had a nice improvement. Read more.