EMU - Andresson Breaks Own Icelandic Record in 5000m During Virginia Challenge

EMU - Andresson Breaks Own Icelandic Record in 5000m During Virginia Challenge

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team completed its weekend at the Virginia Challenge Saturday, April 21 in Charlottesville, Va.



There, redshirt senior Hlynur Andresson (Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland-Mountain Ridge) set an impressive personal record in the 5000m with a time of 13:58.91, which is the first time an Icelander has broken the 14:00 barrier and also breaks his own national record.



Additionally, freshman Tyler Johnson (Dayton, Ohio-Stivers School for the Arts) led the 200m duo by finishing ninth with a time of 21.471, just beating out freshman Owen Richardson (Basingstoke, England) who placed 10th with a time of 21.472.



The Eagles head into another busy schedule next weekend Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28, as they send representatives to the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich. and the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.



EMU Individual Results (* Denotes personal-record)



200m Dash


9. Tyler Johnson 21.471


10. Owen Richardson 21.472



1500m Run


34. Owen Day 3:53.08



5000m Run


7. Hlynur Andresson 13:58.91*

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