Marquardt, Smail Earn Top Marks In San Francisco Distance Carnival
SAN FRANCISCO (4-2) – UC Santa Cruz took part in their fourth meet of the season as they traveled to San Francisco to take part in the San Francisco Distance Carnival. The event took place at Cox Stadium and was hosted by San Francisco State University. The Slugs' competition included several NCAA Division I and II schools, several junior colleges and running clubs.
In the men's competition, in the two mile run, Tommy Smail was one of two competitors that finished third in the Banana Slugs' contingent with a 10:04.64 time. Liam Dugard finished seventeenth with a time of 10:48.18. In the 800 meter run, Takehiro Yamaya finished seventieth with a personal record time of 1:58.27 and Luis Gonzalez finished one hundred sixteenth with a time of 2:07.95. In the 1,500 meter run, Yamaya finished sixty eighth with a time of 4:05.17, which was a personal record. In the one mile run, Derek Jeffries finished thirty seventh with a time of 4:57.67. In the 5,000 meter run, Kevin Feng finished one hundred eighty sixth with a time of 16:20.83.
In the women's competition, in the pole vault, Natalie Marquardt finished third with a distance of 2.95 meters, which set a personal record. The Banana Slugs had school records broken in both the distance medley and the 4 x 400 meter relay. In the distance medley, the Banana Slugs finished sixth with a time of 12:46.02 and finished tenth in 4 x 400 meter relay with a time of 4:16.38. In the 800 meter run, Sydney Gutierrez finished fifty third with a time of 2:20.86, Autumn Burton finished sixty sixth with a time of 2:23.33, Marquardt finished seventy first with a time of 2:25.05 and Raissa Boysen with a time of 2:34.47 which placed her in ninety fourth. In the 1,500 meter run, Boysen finished one hundred and second with a time of 5:06.61 and Lizzie Meredith finished one hundred and eleventh with a time of 5:09.84. In the one mile run, Emmaline Fronczak finished twenty fourth with a time of 5:46.77 and Isabelle Panza finished twenty sixth with a time of 5:52.75.
The Banana Slugs will have their next meet on April 8th-9th as they take part in the Chico Distance Carnival and Twilight Invitational in Chico.