In the 5000-meter run, junior Mina Thorstenson ran a personal-best 17:32.42 to finish fifth and post the fourth-best time in school history. Junior Joy Griffith ran a season-best 17:37.62 to finish behind Thorstenson in sixth.
In the collegiate mile run, junior Liz Grube shaved seven seconds off her personal best to finish 16th in the event, running 5:01.66.
Despite not advancing out of the preliminaries, freshman Gabrielle Dillon improved her time in the 60-meter dash, coming across the finish line in 7.64. In the 60-meter hurdles, Marrissa Harris ran her second-best time of the season in 8.87. Following her season-ending injury from a year ago, senior Lauren Johnson leaped a season-best 17-10 ¾ in the long jump.
Action resumes Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Live results are available via a link on the MSU athletics Web site, www.MStateAthletics.com.