Rebecca Broadbent wins JSC invitational

20 Sep 2014

Johnson, VT – Rebecca Broadbent and Kayla Morse ran a great race at Johnson State last Saturday. Kayla ran a personal best race with a 5K time of 27:01 and an 18th place finish. Kayla joined the Vermont Tech woman’s team this past week and will be a great asset to the program.

Freshman Rebecca Broadbent ran her fastest Collegiate time in the Johnson State meet with a winning time of 20:27. This smashes the Vermont Tech school record which she set a week ago by 1:15.  The previous record was set by Sarah Flint in 2008 at the Cardinal Classic at Plattsburgh, NY with a time of 22:18.

Broadbent’s race was a classic fun-to-watch cross country race. She ran neck and neck for 2 ½ miles with Chloe Matillo of Paul Smiths College and then with a half mile or so to go she took a permanent lead going up the last hill. When she came out of the woods in the final stretch, Rebecca had a 10 second lead and a big smile on her face.  The team will be off for 2 weeks training hard for the Vermont State Meet being held here at VTC on October 4, 2014 and Regionals on October 19, 2014.