March 11, 2017
FULLERTON, Calif. – The second day of the Ben Brown Invitational began with Justin Harris racing the men’s 800m. Harris’ 2:08 was a two second improvement on his 800m leg of the men’s DMR at the Rossi Relays just two weeks ago.
Following Harris, teammate Sam Jaimes posted a time of 11.37 in the men’s 100m. Finishing fifth in his heat, Jaimes was just off his personal best in the event.
In the mile, Tobin Bolter ran a time of 4:36.90.
In the men’s 200m, Christian Carter ran a collegiate debut of 22.90. “I’m so happy with Carter. This is a great start for the year. He’s been working hard, and this race is a great stepping stone for the rest of the season,” said TMU head coach Zach Schroeder. A few hours later, Carter returned to the track to compete in the men’s 400m, posting a time of 50.86.
Returning to the track to run the men’s 200m, Jaimes posted a new personal best of 23.19. “Sam is looking absolutely fantastic,” Schroeder said. “This is going to be a great season for him. Sam’s work ethic is second to none, and it’s exciting to see his efforts paying off.”
Making history for TMU, Max Hudson became the first male athlete for the university to compete in the men’s 110 high hurdles, finishing his heat in 18.54. Hudson intends to compete in the decathlon at the GSAC Championships; his debut in the event will be at the Jim Klein Multis, hosted by Westmont College in just two weeks.
Finishing the day for the Mustangs and racing the elite heat of the men’s mile was team captain Skyler Mikesell. Posting another personal best for the Mustangs, Mikesell clocked in at 4:19.98. “I’m so excited about Sky’s performance today,” said Schroeder. “He demonstrated that he’s ready to run the best 1500m of his life later this season. I’m stoked to see him contend for an all-american spot at the national championships.”
Next up for the Mustangs is the Ross and Sharon Irwin Invitational on March 18th, hosted by Point Loma Nazarene University.