Woodrow Wilson graduate Dennisha Page ran a personal-best for 200 meters Saturday in her first race of the outdoor season.
Page, a sophomore at Rutgers, ran 23.77 at the Black and Gold Invitational at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Although she had run a couple faster times in high school, this was her fastest wind-legal time with a 1.2 meters-per-second wind behind her.
Her previous wind-legal PR was 23.98 last May at the Big Ten Championships at the University of Illinois in Champaign.
Her 23.77 is No. 4 in Rutgers history behind Williamstown graduate Gabrielle Farquharson [23.07 at the 2016 Big Ten meet in Lincoln, Neb.], Bria Saunders [23.36 at the 2017 Big Ten meet at Penn State] and Michelle Gomes [23.70 at 2010 Big East in Cincinnati].
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Page finished 4-100ths of a second behind post-grad Gabrielle Farquharson from Williamstown, who ran 23.73. Farquharson holds the Rutgers 100 record at 11.32 and the 200 record at 23.07.
Page also ran a huge 100 PR of 11.39 and placed second, but that race was assisted by a 3.1 MpS wind. Anything over 2.0 MpS is considered wind-aided. Her 100 PR with a legal wind is 12.13 and that was into a 2.1 MpS wind last April in a meet in Piscataway.