AZUSA - (Apr. 14) Nick Redlew left his mark at the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific in Calif. over the weekend.
Redlew broke the school record in the triple jump with a mark of 13.57m to take 12th place.
"Nick was able to watch Christian Taylor, reigning Olympic gold medalist, jump, and followed suit with a first-attempt PR for a school record," assistant coach Chad Pharis said.
Over the past two days, many other Redhawks set personal records at the meet, as well. With only a few meets left until Conference Championships, it was a welcome success.
"Tyler ran a phenomenal race in the 5000m, putting together smart racing with tenacity to earn another PR in this event," Steidl said.
Siobhan Rubio continues to improve on her time in the 800, this time finishing in 2:15.03, a new PR.
In the 400m hurdles, Steve Brown finished in a PR time of 57.09.
In the 200, Madison Lichter set a new PR with a time of 25.51. Lichter also set a new PR in the 100 with a time of 12.21.
"Madison Lichter showed what running on healthy legs can do for her as she had two lifetime best runs today," Pharis said.
"Building off her huge PR in the 5000m last week, Moira took that confidence forward to the 1500m this week and had another big PR there," head coach Trisha Steidl said. "It was great to see her run with full confidence and throw down great times two weeks in a row."
Overall, Steidl was proud of the distance runners.
"There were quite a few good and gutsy races," Steidl said. "The distance runners have been a bit banged up, either dealing with injury issues or illness. The determination they showed at the Bryan Clay meet proved (to me and them) that they are ready to hit some great times once we start paring down the training to get tapered and fresh. Even though not all of the times were what we were hoping for, individuals raced tough, setting aside any excuses to not compete to the best of their ability."
Besides Redlew, two other Redhawks PR'd in field events.
"Cam cleared two personal best bars today in a gutsy competition. He was able to focus after an earlier mistake, and kept pushing himself to higher heights," Pharis said.
The Redhawks continue to compete over the weekend at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. tomorrow.