Vixens post five personal-best marks, Lawson re-breaks school record

Vixens post five personal-best marks, Lawson re-breaks school record

WINCHESTER, Va. — Victoria Lawson rebroke her own 6K school record at the ODAC Championships, while the entire Vixens' lineup ran to personal-best times at the ODAC Championships at Kernstown Battlefield on Saturday morning.

Lawson (Shipman, Va.), a junior, finished 39th overall with a time of 26:08.3, which shattered her own school record by over a minute. Lawson previously set the top mark at Sweet Briar with a 27:14.8 on the same course earlier in the season at the Hornet Harrier Invitational.

Lawson became the first Sweet Briar runner to finish in the top-40 at the ODAC Championships, bettering her previous best finish of 62 in 2016.

Junior Amber Snyder (Jefferson, Md.) improved her career-best time by over two minutes, as she finished 62nd in the field of 93 runners with a time of 28:25.1.

Finishing one spot behind her sister Amber, was junior Erin Snyder (Jefferson, Md.) with a time of 28:36.0. Erin's time on Saturday, bettered her best time by nearly two minutes. 

The Snyder's times go down as the second and third best 6K times in Sweet Briar history.

Sophomore Hannah Marron (Beaverton, Ore.) notched the seventh best 6K time at Sweet Briar with a time of 30:43.2, which placed her 70th in the field.

The final Sweet Briar runner to cross the finish line was sophomore Nora Florio (Lynchburg, Va.), who recorded the ninth best time in school history with a finish of 32:10.5.

As a team, the Vixens finished 10th in the field of 12 teams, finishing ahead of Randolph and Ferrum.

Washington and Lee was the team champion, while Bridgewater junior Calista Ariel won the individual title with a time of 22:16.8.

Sweet Briar will next race at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional hosted by Berry College in Mount Berry, Ga.