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Syracuse track continues setting records

Stop me if you’ve heard this, but Syracuse Track & Field athletes set new school records this weekend.

Cross Country: NCAA Championships
Justyn Knight lowered his record in the 3k
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As the Syracuse Orange track and field teams prepare for the upcoming ACC Championships, the teams are making a habit of breaking school records each weekend. For the third time this season, Khadejia Sellers set a new Syracuse record. This time she broke her own record in the 200m with a time of 23.66 to place 2nd in Boston. Sellers wasn’t the only Orange woman who excelled in Boston, Tia Thevenin won the 60m hurdles in a time of 8.41 and Paige Stoner was second in the 3000m with a personal best of 9:15. These three women will be counted on to provide the Orange with points at the ACC meet.

Over at Iowa State, Justyn Knight broke his own school record in the 3000m with a time of 7:47.82 in a 2nd place finish at Iowa State. Knight’s time is the 4th-fastest in the country this season and should earn him a spot in the event at the NCAA Championships next month.

Adam Palamar followed up his sub 4 mile with an 8:01 in the 3000, which was good for 9th place at Iowa State. Colin Bennie was 10th in the 5000m with a time of 13:51.93.

The records kept falling on Saturday in Boston where Paul Lovell broke the Syracuse record in the 800m with his 1:51.13 performance. Lovell’s time broke the previous record of 1:51.61, which had stood since 2005.

Syracuse will compete at Cornell again this weekend in advance of the 2017 ACC Indoor Championships at Notre Dame in two weeks.