Several Crusaders Set Personal Records in First Outdoor Meet of the Season

Pictured: Derek Knabe and Aaron Fox (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Derek Knabe and Aaron Fox (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Capital University Men's Track & Field hit the course at the 49er Classic hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for the first time in the 2018 outdoor season and finished its first day at the meet with positive results across the board.

Senior Mason Trezise competed in both the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles and turned in performances of 16.03 seconds and 58.34 seconds, respectively.

Colby Owen also competed in two events, the hammer throw and javelin throw. In the hammer, Owen let loose a throw of 43.32 meters and he launched the javelin 35.03 meters.

In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, junior Andrew Rus set a new personal record of 11:11.47, beating his previous mark by six seconds.

Rounding out the field events, John Semen cleared 1.90 meters in the high jump competition, tied for 21st.

In the 100-meter dash, freshman Kyle Farley enjoyed a mark of 11.34 seconds in his first outdoor meet and Nicholas Santos' time of 50.67 seconds in the 400-meter dash represents a new personal record by one second.

In the remaining distance events, senior Derek Knabe set a new PR in the 1,500-meter race with a mark of 4:07.06, the ninth-best time in program history. In the final event of the day, the 10,000-meter race, senior Aaron Fox set a personal-best time of 33:50.67.

The Crusaders will be back in action on Saturday for the second day of the 49er Classic. Field events will being at 10 a.m. and running events start at 12 p.m.