SKYHAWKS COMPETE AT VANDERBILT BLACK AND GOLD INVITATIONAL
March 26, 2016
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin cross country squad posted another impressive track performance at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational over the weekend.
Headlining a group which notched several personal bests, Alvaro Olmos shattered the school’s previous 1500 meter record. Olmos posted a time of 3:51.5, finishing over 12 seconds faster than the previous school record set by Allen Thurman in 2011, good for a third place finish overall.
Freshman Bill Kinyor posted a personal record of his own in the men’s 3000 meter, notching a top-10 finish with a time of 8:42.85. Kinyor’s time finished just 0.85 seconds off the program record.
Sophomore Jonathan Conley posted another strong week of track performances, narrowly notching a school record in the men’s 400 meter. Conley’s time of 50.08 broke the school’s previous mark set by Dabney Franceschi in the OVC Championships in 1999 by 0.05 seconds.
The duo of Joey DeSantis and Leonel Perez both tallied personal bests in their respective events. DeSantis posted a mark of 15:34.13 in the men’s 5k while Perez notched a time of 9:06.9 in the 3k.
On the women’s side, it was Amelia Martin who posted another strong event to headline the squad. Martin ran a season best in the women’s 5k, finishing with a time of 18:44.52.
“The men ran impressive all weekend and we are excited to see the team race against better competition soon,” said UT Martin head coach Peter Dalton.