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Toreros Post Strong Times in 1,500m
April 15, 2016

Complete Results

 

AZUSA, Calif. - The University of San Diego track team participated in the Brian Clay Invite Friday evening. After many hard fought performances on Thursday, USD turned to the Azusa track to further tune up their speed work. Notable performances for the night went to Matthew Smith as he won his heat in the 1,500m with a personal best time of 4:07.13.

Smith outkicked his racing opponent with 200m to go to claim the victory. “I am so pleased for Matt, he bounced back from a great steeple race on Thursday to win his heat and further his thirst racing season,” Head Coach Will Guarino said. “He is a happy athlete for he walks away with two personal bests on two given days.”

“It feels great to win and also to set my personal best,” Smith said after the race. “I want to do what I can to propel my team to race strong.”

Shea Ricketts and Camille Morales also raced very well, taking a second and fourth position in their respective heats. They were battling for the lead in the last 400m, they gave it their all but they just didn’t have the finishing speed needed to close with a victory, but still closed with personal bests.  

 “I am pleased with my performance, but also proud of my teammate that helped push me to a new personal best,” Ricketts said.

“I was in last at the 400m and I thought to myself, ‘I better get to work and was determined to do what I could to move up.’ By the 1200m mark I was in the lead and pushing to win,” Morales said.

The USD toreros will now prepare for their next meet at UCSD. First races will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Triton Stadium on April 23, 2016.   

USD Results

1500m

Section 10

  1. Zani Moore, Fr., 4:58.73
  2. Sydney Olagaray, Sr., 5:09.07
  3. Lindsay Benster, Jr., 5:23.92

Section 12

  1. Shea Ricketts, So., 5:06.31 (Personal Best)
  2. Camille Morales, Fr., 5:07.96 (Personal Best)
  3. Olivia Gonzalez, Sr., 5:18.27

Section 10

  1. Om Kanwar, Fr., 4:05.94

Section 11

  1. Matthew Smith, Jr., 4:07.13 (Personal Best)
  2. Logan Owens, So., 4:12.83
  3. Eli Rosen-Duran, Fr., 4:23.27

 


 

 

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