Court-Menendez records personal best at junior nationals


DWU track athlete Nicole Court-Menendez took seventh in the 10,000-meter race walk recently at the USA Junior National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Nicole Court-Menendez set a new personal best at the USA Junior National Championships recently.

Court-Menendez, who just wrapped up her freshman season with the Dakota Wesleyan University track and field team, finished the 10,000-meter race walk in 59:29.37 Sunday morning in Des Moines, Iowa. That time – a personal best – put Court-Menendez in seventh place out of 11 competitors.

The time, despite being a personal best, fell shy of the standard needed to qualify for the 2013 World University Games in Russia.

Court-Menendez, a Lewiston, Maine, native, will take the rest of the summer off to prepare for the 2013 cross country season.