Mustangs Collect Records at Classic
March 29, 2014
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The men’s track and field team dominated at the Westmont Classic regardless of the warm weather including individual wins and records.
The meet kicked off with Jason Logan (Spartanburg, SC) jumping a respectable height of 6 feet and 8 inches in the high jump.
The 1,500-meters had a competitive field with Matt Crichton (Mission Viejo, CA) grabbing second place and a personal-best of 3 minutes 54.25 seconds, which resulted in an “A” standard for nationals. Crichton was closely followed by the duo of sophomore Daniel Eller (Los Angeles, CA) and freshman Taylor Koh (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) finishing in 4:16.55 and 4:23, respectively. Not long after, both Eller and Koh were back at it in the 800-meters, running a tactical race together that resulted in personal bests of 2:03 and 2:07, respectively.
The 5,000-meters was the highlight of the meet where Josh Sherfey (Stevenson Ranch, CA) made it into the record book in his debut, not far behind John Gilbertson’s freshman 5k record, with a blistering time of 14:57, resulting in a “B” standard for nationals and a win to top it off. Tyler Tockstein (Canyon Country, CA) and John Hurd (Fairview, PA) ran commendable efforts clocking in at 15:54 and 16:03, respectively.
“In the 5k, we raced really well as a pack. Watching national marks being hit with families coming out to support us as a team added a positive atmosphere. It’s always a special and unique opportunity to glorify God through our performances,” stated Sherfey.
The Mustangs compete at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in two weeks on April 12.