April 10, 2010
The men's track and field team wrapped up competition at the three day Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational with some very strong performances, highlighted by Alex Crabill's win in the invite mile.
Crabill battled with Arizona's Dylan Fitzpatrick for most of the race, but made a push to the lead over the final 150 meters of the race, crossing the finish line with a new lifetime-best run of 4:02. 49. Marco Anzures was sixth (4:06.31), while Cory Primm ran a lifetime-best 4:07.20.
In the 100m, Jamal Alston finished fourth overall with one of the top 20 marks in the NCAA this season, 10.56. Maxwell Dyce finished just behind him in fifth-place with a time of 10.72, while Stan Griffin was 8th (10.87). In the 200m, Griffin also finished eighth, running 21.54.
Scott Crawford ran one of the top 20 800m times in the NCAA this season with his third-place run of 1:50.30. Jonathan Simmons finished just behind him in fourth as he ran a lifetime-best 1:50.96. Steven Norton rounded out a sweep of third-fifth for the Bruins as he finished fifth with a time of 1:52.14.
The 4x100m relay team of Alston, Griffin, Dyce and Quentin Powell finished third with a solid time of 40.59. The 4x400m relay team of Powell, Dyce, Simmons and Griffin were the top collegiate finishers (2nd overall), running 3:15.43.
In field event action, Scott DiCesare, who had cleared a lifetime-best 16-1.25 in the open vault on Friday, cleared another lifetime-best on Saturday as he finished second with a clearance of 16-3.25. His brother Casey also cleared 16-3.25, but finished third based on misses. Bruin alum Dustin DeLeo was the event winner as he cleared 17-3.
Steven Taylor was fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 48-2, while Bo Taylor was third in the discus (173-8) and Thomas Nagengast was fifth (168-5). In the shot put, Nigel Davies threw a season-best 55-3.50 to finish second overall. Mark Weber placed third, also with a season-best, throwing 54-8.25.
The men's team will next head to Eugene, OR for a dual with the Ducks next Saturday. Some athletes not competing at the dual will head to the Mt. SAC Relays.