CU Buffs’ Erin Clark runs second fastest 5K in school history at Husky Classic

Senior distance runner Erin Clark clocked a 15:37.64 time in the 5,000 meters here Friday night at the Husky Classic. This time is now second all-time for CU behind Jenny Barringer.

Clark is continuing to move her name up Colorado record book. Clark ran an impressive 5,000-meter race Friday night clocking a PR time of 15:37.64 to finish third. She finished behind two Olympians in Emily Infeld and Gwen Jorgensen. Her time of 15:37.64 is now the second fastest 5K run by a CU woman as Jenny Barringer owns the school record at 15:01.70.

This time not only puts Clark atop the MPSF conference standings but it is also currently the fourth fastest time in the country.

Makena Morley also ran in the first heat of the 5,000 meters with Clark. Morley finished in seventh clocking a PR time of 15:44.48. This time would put her right behind Clark atop the MPSF current standings and also be top-10 in the country.

On the men’s side of the 5,000 meters Ryan Forsyth had a strong day finishing 14th overall. Forsyth finished with a PR time of 13:56.07 which also sits atop the MPSF as of Friday night. This time is the fastest time in the conference by four seconds.