In her first race on the track in four years, Cherokee graduate Megan Lacy ran a huge 10,000 PR of 33:07.10 Friday night at the Portland Track Festival at Griswold Stadium on the Lewis & Clark campus in Oregon.
Lacy fell a bit short of her goal of 32:25 to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials next month in Eugene, but she turned in a remarkable performance for her first track race since May of 2017.
Lacy lowered her PR more than 1 1/2 minutes from 34:53.07, which she ran at the 2014 Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto while she was attending Stanford.
You can find Lacy’s complete splits by clicking here.
This was her first race on the track since her graduate year at Boise State, when she competed at the Mountain West Championships at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
Lacy has recorded a provisional qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon with her 2:39.12 at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn., in June 2019.
Lacy’s time makes her the No. 40 American woman in the 10,000 this year.