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Gehring Sets Another Record At Mt. SAC

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    Sophomore Eileen Gehring

    Photo Courtesy: Chip Bromfield, ProMotion Ltd.
    Gehring Sets Another Record At Mt. SAC

    Release: 04/20/2013 Courtesy: Linda Sprouse, Assistant SID

    WALNUT, Calif. – Sophomore Eileen Gehring did it again. One day after breaking the University of Colorado’s 200-meter dash record, she turned around and broke the 400-meter school record in 53.23 seconds at the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday.

    Gehring won the Olympic development section of the 400, running a very close race against six others; four of which finished in less than 54 seconds. Gehring was able to hang on to win the race by .30 seconds in front of USC’s Ashley Liverpool (53.53).

    This is the second time Gehring has broken the 400 record this season. Just two weeks ago at the Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Ariz., she clocked in at 53.38 to break her former record of 54.21 from the 2012 season.

    Joe Morris also raced in the Olympic development section of the 200 and ran a season-best time of 20.91 to place fourth. It was a very fast heat and Greg Nixon won in 20.60, while Daveon Collins was second in 20.70. Japan’s Shinji Takahira was third in 20.76.

    Morris came back less than an hour later to race in the men’s 4x400-meter relay with Tyler Baker, Shaw Gifford and Blake Berens. The team took eighth in the invitational section with a season best time of 3:09.93.

    The Buffs also saw success at the Beach Invitational in Cerritos, Calif. on Saturday. Abrianna Torres followed up her win in the long jump at the Mt. SAC Relays (20-00.25) on Friday with a two inch personal best jump of 20-02.25 to place second. She was just 1.25 inches from the first-place finisher, Alesha Walker, who jumped 20-3.50.

    Torres, who already ranks third on CU’s all-time performers list, moved up to ninth on CU’s performance list. She is second to a pair of CU heptathlon greats, Annette Tannander and Heather Sterlin. Tannander’s best jump was 20-8 and Sterlin’s top mark was 20-6.50.

    Mark Jones got past the seven foot mark in the high jump when he cleared a lifetime best of 7-00.25 to win the meet. His previous best was 6-11, but he had not gotten past 6-9 this season. The jump moved him up from seventh on the all-time performers list to third behind Bill Jankunis (7-4) and Jason Dudley (7-3).

    On the track, Lindsy Mattson clocked a personal best of 24.25 in the 200, shaving off .51 seconds from her previous best. The time placed eighth overall at the meet and it moved her up to seventh on CU’s all-time performers list.

    Late on Friday night at the Mt. SAC Relays, Carrie Verdon won the women’s open A section of the 5,000-meter run in 16:14.58. It was a race to the finish for Verdon against San Francisco’s Sophie Curl who took second in 16:14.86.

    On the men’s side, Pierce Murphy took seventh in the men’s open A section (5,000) with a personal best of 14:04.21 and Martin Medina was 30[SUP]th[/SUP] in the same section (14:20.28). David Kilgore raced in the C section of the 5,000 and recorded a time of 14:27.98.

    The next meet for the Buffs is the Jack Christiansen Invitational on April 27 in Fort Collins, Colo.

    Mt. SAC Relays
    Historic Hilmer Lodge Stadium
    Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, Calif.)

    (CU Athletes plus top finisher)
    Women’s Olympic Development 400: 1. Eileen Gehring, 53.23
    Men’s Olympic Development 200: (1. Greg Nixon, unattached, 20.60) 4. Joe Morris, 20.91
    Men’s Olympic Development 4x400: (1. Japan A, 3:06.00) 8. Colorado A (Tyler Baker/Shaw Gifford/Blake Berens/Joe Morris), 3:09.93

    Late Friday Night Result
    Men’s Open A 5,000: (1. Ieuan Thomas, Western State, 13:59.89) 7. Pierce Murphy, 14:04.21; 30. 30. Martin Medina, 14:20.28
    Women’s Open A 5,000: 1. Carrie Verdon, 16:14.58
    Men’s Open C 5,000: (1. Didimo Sanchez, unattached, 14:23.49) 7. David Kilgore, 14:27.98

    Long Beach State University (Cerritos, Calif.)

    (CU Athletes plus top finisher)
    Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles: (1. Lauren Smith, unattached, 13.30) 14. Brianne Beemer, 14.33; 57. Genny Mayden, 15.41
    Women’s 400-Meters: (1. Petra Fanty, Grand Canyon, 53.95) 42. Bridget Sweeney, 58.15
    Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles: (1. Alonza Nelson, unattached, 52.58) 13. Tyler Baker, 53.95
    Women’s 200-Meters: (1. Kathryn Stewart, Univ. of Mary, 23.69) 8. Lindsy Mattson, 24.25; 51. Brianne Beemer, 25.38; 97. Abrianna Torres, 26.21.

    (CU Athletes plus top finisher)
    Men’s Hammer: (1. Colin Dunbar, unattached, 220-3) 25. Cameron Hutchins, 167-4
    Women’s Javelin: (1. Tiffany Matteazzi, Langley Mustangs, 168-6) 24. Genny Mayden, 119-3
    Men’s High Jump: 1. Mark Jones, 7-00.25
    Women’s Long Jump: (1. Alesha Walker, unattached, 20-3.50) 2. Abrianna Torres, 20-02.25
    Men’s Discus: Brady Rutt – results not yet available
    from cubuffs.com

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