Jessica Wilson '17, Women's Track & Field

Jessica Wilson broke Bates' record in the 5,000-meter run on April 14, 2017 at the Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College. (File photo by Tom Leonard '78)

Senior captain Jessica Wilson (Cumberland, Maine) shattered the team record in the 5,000-meter run on Friday at the Silfen Invitational. Wilson topped a field of 55 runners with her time of 16:57.09, which puts her at No. 1 in all of Division III for the moment. Wilson's time shatters the former team record of 17:26.66, set last year by junior Katherine Cook (South Burlington, Vt.). She had previously ranked 10th on the team's all-time performance list in the event.