Truman’s Oxandale-GLVC Womens Track Athlete Of The Week

Truman State’s Sophie Oxandale has been selected as the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. Oxandale was a member of a record-setting relay team and nearly set an individual school record this past weekend.

Last Friday, Oxandale ran the third leg (800 meters) of the Distance Medley relay with Addie Mathis, Alayna Pipkin and Lexi Henrikson, that shattered a 2005 school record by over 16 seconds. The team ran 12:00.18 that earned an NCAA provisional mark.

On Saturday, Oxandale narrowly missed breaking the 800-meter school record when she ran a personal best 2:15.15 in the event at the Gorilla Classic in Pittsburg, Kansas. That time moved her up to third on the GLVC Indoor Performance list in the 800 and was four-tenths of a second from the 2004 school record held by Candice Hoskins.