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Panthers of the Week: Mackenzie Aldridge, Richie Jacobo

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Zaria Flippin
The indoor track in the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse.

The female Panther of the Week is going to Mackenzie Aldridge from the track team.

The senior distance runner from Crystal Lake set the second-best time in program history for the women’s 5,000-meter run during the Azusa Pacific Invite in Azusa, California.

Aldridge ended with a time of 16:59.23, and she finished the race in 23rd place out of 78 runners.

Aldridge also finished in 83rd place out of 190 runners in the 1,500-meter run. Aldridge finished with a new personal best time of 4:45.39.

The male Panther of the Week is going to Richie Jacobo from the track team.

The senior distance runner from Palatine put his name in the record books for the 5,000-meter run during the Azusa Pacific Invite in Azusa, California.

Jacobo finished with a time of 14:15.18, which is the eighth fastest time in program history.

Jacobo also finished in 57th place out of 132 runners in the 1,500-meter run. Jacobo finished with a new personal best time of 3:52.75.

 

Zaria Flippin can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

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Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor
Zaria Flippin is a junior sports media relations major. This is her first year at The News.

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