Richards breaks Div. III record, Molinaro sets school record at 2017 Music City Distance Carnival

Richards breaks Div. III record, Molinaro sets school record at 2017 Music City Distance Carnival

By Caleb Scott

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Junior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) set a new Div. III record in the 800-meter run and junior Matt Molinaro (Sterling Heights, Mich./DeLaSalle) set a new school record in the 800-meter run on Saturday afternoon at the Music City Distance Carnival.

Richards, who owned the previous Div. III record in the 800-meter run, broke her own record by nearly two seconds as she finished third overall in the event in 2:00.62.

The junior also automatically qualified for the United States Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, Cal. and will compete in the 800-meter run.

Molinaro broke former Polar Bear standout and National Champion Jimmy O'Brien's school record in the 800-meter run by nearly a second, setting the record in 1:47.73.