Regan Rome made the most of a return trip to Pennsylvania Saturday, Jan. 30.
The sophomore from Dallas set her first William & Mary women’s track and field record and took a step toward the possibility of another National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I national championships appearance.
Rome finished fourth in a strong field of national-level runners to take more than three seconds off the school record in the indoor 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:19.67. Rome broke the mark of 9:23.03 set by Elaina Balouris as a senior in 2014.
In cross country, Rome has already run in two NCAA Championships. She earned All-American honors by placing 25th in the country in November.
Rome’s time puts her 10th in the country in the 3000 this season. Runners with the top 16 times are invited to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.