SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Lake Superior State women's track and field student-athlete Alexis Passino has been named the Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Athlete of the Week, as announced by the Lake Superior State athletic department on Monday.
Passino, a sophomore from Indian River, Michigan who is majoring in Environmental Science, ran a personal-best time of 5:12.09 to win the unseeded heat of the 1,500-meter run at the Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational on Saturday. Passino defeated 27 other runners in the heat and she improved upon her previous personal best of 5:32.28, which was set at last year's Spartan Invitational (April 6-7, 2018), by over 20 seconds.
It is the first time that Passino has been named the Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Athlete of the Week.
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The Lake Superior State men's and women's track and field teams continue their outdoor seasons at the Al Owens Classic, hosted by Grand Valley State, on April 19-20 in Allendale, Michigan.
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