Laflin native Marissa Durako, a King’s College senior, broke MAC meet record in 10k


Laflin native wins 10k for King’s College

Staff reports



King’s College senior Marissa Durako outpaced DeSales’ Veronica Wheeler to win the 10,000-meter race at the Middle Atlantic Conference championships at Alvernia University. Here, she competes for King’s College’s cross country team last fall.


READING — Laflin native and Holy Redeemer graduate Marissa Durako, a King’s College senior, broke the meet record in the women’s 10,000-meter run to highlight the first night of the Middle Atlantic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Alvernia University in Reading.

Durako won the 10k in 36:51.00 to break the previous meet record of 37:01.42 set in 2009 by Amanda Daws. Durako and Veronica Wheeler of DeSales University pulled away from the rest of the field about 100 meters into the race. Durako and Wheeler ran together for the first mile and a half before Durako started to pull away. By the time they reached the 5k mark, Durako held around a 100 meter lead. Wheeler finished second in 38:04.87

The championships continued on Friday at Alvernia.

King’s College senior Marissa Durako outpaced DeSales’ Veronica Wheeler to win the 10,000-meter race at the Middle Atlantic Conference championships at Alvernia University. Here, she competes for King’s College’s cross country team last fall.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Durako1.jpgKing’s College senior Marissa Durako outpaced DeSales’ Veronica Wheeler to win the 10,000-meter race at the Middle Atlantic Conference championships at Alvernia University. Here, she competes for King’s College’s cross country team last fall.
Laflin native wins 10k for King’s College

Staff reports

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