Ramos Resets School Steeplechase Mark

MANHATTAN, Kan. At Sunday’s Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, Kansas State sophomore Beverly Ramos broke the school record in the 3000M steeplechase after finishing 13th. The field in Palo Alto, Calif., contained a number of professional athletes and found Ramos as the third finishing collegiate with a time of 10:15.56.


Ramos owned the previous school record of 10:21.71, which she posted at the 2007 NCAA Midwest Regionals to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships. Ramos, a native of Trujillo, Puerto Rico, broke the Puerto Rico national record with the effort on Sunday.


As a freshman, Ramos first broke the 2001 school record of 10:49.65 by Amanda Crouse-Behnke with a time of 10:41.48 at the 2007 Pepsi Invitational in her second run of the event. She continued to lower the mark during championship rundowns with a clocking of 10:36.05 at the 2007 Big 12 Championships and finished with a season best at Regionals.


Entering the Cardinal Invitational with the 25th-best collegiate mark, Ramos improves to 11th in the nation and fifth in the Midwest Region. Ramos notched a previous top-time of 10:28.70 this season at the Mt. SAC Relays to finish seventh.


Senior Morgan Bonds also competed at the meet on Sunday and finished with her second regional mark of the year in the 800M. The Hutchinson, Kan., native raced to a time of 2:09.62 to take eighth in the second-fastest heat of the run. Bonds has a season-best time of 2:09.08 from the Mt. SAC Relays of two weeks ago.


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