Erdmann Ranked #1 in World for 10,000m

March 30, 2011



After a stellar performance winning the Stanford Invitational 10,000m event this past weekend, Tara Erdmann currently holds the fastest time in the world recorded this season. Erdmann not only set a new school record and personal best running a 33:10 but also won the prestigious Stanford Invitational. This performance was not only the best for the day, but now it stands as the fastest 10k time recorded so far this season.

Last track season, Erdmann became an NCAA Track All-American in the 10,000m for a 6th place finish at the National Championships, running a 33:22. In Cross Country Erdmann continued to turn in top performances, never placing less than 4th in the regular season competition then winning her second WCC Individual title and finally becoming a Cross Country All-American with a top-25 finish at NCAA D.1 National Cross Country Championship.

This season Erdmann has shown no signs of slowing down. Already Erdmann became an All-American in Indoor track in only her fifth indoor track race ever. She ran 9:12 to set a new school record and personal record for the 3k and then placed 8th at the National Championships for the 3k distance to earn All-American status in her third official NCAA sport.

Now in her first outdoor track race of the season, Erdmann recorded a 10k time that holds the fastest spot in the world so far this season. Erdmann truly competed to earn this top time and individual win at Stanford against some of the top competition in the nation and the world. Currently Erdmann holds the top collegiate time in the 10k in front of the competition she faced at Stanford, including Tonya Nero and Betsy Saina.

Head Coach Scott Guerrero said, "Last weekend was essentially the opening weekend of the Outdoor Season and the premier distance meet in the country is the Stanford Invitational so it's no huge surprise that the winner of the Stanford Invitational is also the current World Leader. Granted it's way early in the season with many of the major track meets around the world happening later this summer. Still, that doesn't diminish the fact that she is currently #1 in the world right now and that is a pretty cool thing. GO LIONS!"




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