April 20, 2013

PORTER BLISTERS TRACK FOR SCHOOL RECORD IN 200-METER DASH

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Despite standing only five feet tall, sophomore Kiara Porter of the VCU Women's Track & Field program continues to stand tall against competition nationwide.

The Yorktown, Va. native started this weekend off with a bang on Friday when she broke the school record in the 200-meter when she posted a time of 23.28 at the Vanderbilt Invitational. With the record breaking run, Porter finished second in the race.

Porter broke the school record of 23.41, which was set in 2011 by former Ram Quina Fortune.

Her latest time of 23.28 would currently rank as the sixth-best time in the East Region and 15th-best in the country. A top-48 time in the East Region secures athletes berth in the NCAA postseason events in May.

Porter and her teammates are split up this weekend with athletes at Vanderbilt as well as the CNU Captain's Classic. VCUAthletics.com will have a complete coverage of the weekend on Saturday night.

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