Gardner sets Colonials steeplechase record

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 April 2021 at 10:43 am

Contributed Photo – Martha Gardner

Medina High graduate Martha Gardner set a new Robert Morris College  outdoor Track and Field record Saturday in the 3000 meter Steeplechase.

Gardner, who is a senior at Robert Morris, posted a time of 11:12.61 to break the Colonials eight year old record time in the event of 1:12.71.

During her collegiate career Gardner has competed in both indoor and outdoor Track and Field as well as Cross-Country for the Colonials. She has run the 3,000 and 5,000 meter events during the indoor season.

Majoring in Actuarial Science, Gardner has been named to the Northeast Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll three times each for the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons.