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Beard Sets New School Record

November 2, 2012

Chris Beard set a new Cheyney University record running the 5 mile course at the Belmont Classic in Philadelphia in 34:04.72. The freshman placed 24th to lead the Wolves to an eighth place finish on the demanding Fairmont Park course.

“To me setting a school record means you really worked hard and just pushed a little harder,” stated Beard. “ I am very excited because I think of myself as a sprinter not a cross country runner. I’ve run the Belmont Plateau since High School. It felt good to come home and break the record. I want to thank my coaches, James Williams and Brianne Liebold. Without them I wouldn’t have had what I needed to go full force. I love to run and I love Cheyney. I expect this to be the first of many records that I break.”