April 15, 2011
AZUSA, Calif. -- The Gaucho's performed well earlier this afternoon at the Bryan Clay Invitational and set several new personal best marks. Several middle distance runners also competed today at the Mt. SAC meet in Walnut, Calif.
At the Mt. SAC relays, Amanda Moreno ran 15:58.02 in the women's 5,000m run and broke the school record set by Stephanie Rothstein in 2007. Her time was 14 seconds faster than the previous record and is now the leading time in the Big West Conference. In the women's 800m run, Justine Diaz ran 2:09.98 in section three of the women's open division. On the men's side, Ryan Martin ran 1:48.82, Greg Dotson ran 1:51.62 and Rusty Parker ran 1:52.20 in the 800m at Mt. SAC.
At the Bryan Clay Invite, Beidi Beer ran a wind legal 10.74 to place third overall and Cameron Schneider ran 11.17. Snita Ashford ran 12.10 in the women's 100m dash to finish eighth while Megan Vyenielo ran 12.69 for her new personal best. Ashford competed in the 200m as well and finished in 25.22 while Jenn Carey finished in 25.96. Beer also competed in the 200m dash where he ran 22.15 and Jacob Vowels ran 21.97 and new personal best.
André Piñon set a new personal best in the 400m dash with a time of 47.93, Jordan Scott finished in 48.55 and Alvin Go ran 49.83 for a new personal best this season. Lauren Kodama ran 58.05 for her fastest time of the season while Jessica Johnson ran 56.92 to place tenth overall in the 400m. Amanda Rodriguez set a new all time best with her time of 58.09. Tyler Brady ran 1:54.65 which is a new personal best and Austin Goodheart ran 1:57.46 while Callie Mulgannon ran 2:14.48 for a new personal best in the 800m. Both Anthony Masci's time of 3:59.11 and Ari Selix's time of 4:39.38 were both personal bests by several seconds.
In the men's 5000m run, Jeremy Acosta placed fourth overall with a time of 15:01.36 and Doug Whichard finished in 15:37.90. On the women's side, Christine Cooperstein ran 17:44.07 for fifth place and new personal best while Megan Petkovic ran 17:57.68. Sean Johnson ran 14.97 in the 110m hurdles while Symone Evans ran her fastest time in her career at 15.11 while Cherise Dixon came in at 15.61 for the women. Emily Gordon had a strong performance in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:02.97 and also set a new personal record time.
The men and women's 4x400m relay team both brought home two huge wins with the men's team of Piñon, Go, Scott, and Martin running 3:15.92 for first place. The women s team of McMillon, Diaz, Rodriguez, and Johnson finished in 3:49.89 for first as well.
Mitchell Haag jumped 6'8.75" in the high jump to earn second overall and both Max Villalba and Mike Larocca jumped 6'2.75" to tie for sixth along with five other competitors. Helena Montin on the women's side jumped 5'3" and tied with seven other competitors at the same height. Andrew Curry reached a height of 14'9" in the pole vault to place seventh overall and setting a new personal best mark. In the long jump, John Walsh jumped 21'0". Arthur Dyson III set two new personal records in the long and triple jump. His long jump marks were 21'6.75" and triple jump mark measured 44'11.75" personal best. Veronica Gines' best mark measured 17'0.75" in the long jump for the women. Evans on the women's side jumped a distance of 37'4.5"
In the throws, Chad Seymour threw 49'8.5" in the shot put which marks a new personal best by almost three feet. Jean Lightfoot launched a new personal best throw of 51'0" in the shot put as well as in the hammer throw at 183'9". Alex Francis threw 38'10.75" in the shot put. Seymour also competed in the discus and threw 147'1.25" and Adam Shigem threw 145'8.5". Derek Masterson also competed in the discus and threw 142'7" for his new personal best. Kathleen Guzman threw 133'3.25" on the women's side in the discus. Shigem also threw 174'6" in the hammer competition. Gines threw 132'7.25" in the hammer on the women's side followed by Alyssa Manning's mark of 125'6"
The next meet for the Gaucho's will be at the UCSD Triton Invitational on April 22-23.