April 17, 2005
Senior Jon Rankin continued his impressive season on Sunday, running a lifetime-best and regional qualifying time of 1:47.11 in the Invitational 800m at the Mt. SAC Relays, placing second overall. Rankin improved on his previous personal-best (1:48.77) and moved to fourth on the UCLA all-time top-10 list.
Senior Ben Aragon also competed in the Invitational section of the 800m, running a seasonal-best and regional qualifier of 1:49.61 to place seventh overall. In the Olympic Development/University/Open 800m section, junior Martell Munguia also ran 1:49.61, setting a new season-best for him, as well as achieving the regional standard.
On Friday at Mt. SAC, junior Erik Emilsson ran a lifetime-best 8:40.40 in the 3000m Steeplechase, dropping his personal-best by more then six seconds (old best, 8:46.65). Emilsson, running in the Invitational section, placed sixth overall. His time moved him to fourth on the national collegiate list and was a regional qualifier.
Freshman Mike Haddan, running in the University/Open 800m, placed 12th overall in a time of 1:52.31. Haddan has a seasonal-best of 1:51.85, which he ran at the UCLA Invitational on March 5.