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The Embry-Riddle men’s track and field team followed up its stellar performance at last weekend’s season opener with another solid performance on Friday at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational. The Blue and Gold hit three national qualifying standards and broke one school record, while a handful of Eagles also set personal bests in a variety of events.
Kameron Turner and Richard Maku each hit a qualifying standard. Turner, a 2014 All-American, achieved a “B” standard in the pole vault with a mark of 4.70m, while Maku also hit a “B” standard in the triple jump with a mark of 14.17m.
Junior Jamin Mays, who achieved a “B” standard in 1000m at last week’s ERAU Indoor/Outdoor challenge, hit another “B” standard on Friday in the 800m as he crossed the finish line in 1:56.81.
After setting a school record in the discus throw at his collegiate debut last week, freshman Brodie Lubelski continued the impressive start to his college career as he broke yet another school record on Friday. Lubelski broke the program record in the shot put by more than a meter as posted a personal best mark of 14.11m to finish second in the event. The freshman also set a personal record in the weight throw with a mark of 13.36.
Many other personal records were also set on Friday.
Zachary Farner and Michael Haynes each set career bests in the weight throw with marks of 14.31m and 12.80m, respectively. Lonnie Marts posted a mark of 12.80m to set a personal best in the shot put.
For the track events, Palmer Lintz set a personal record in the mile with a time of 4:31.92, while Matt Graves and Adam Lawrence each set career bests in the 3000m with times of 8:59.38 and 9:06.82, respectively.
ERAU Head Coach Mike Rosolino noted that highlight of the day for him was the men’s 4x400m relay team of Alex Dori, Harish Prasad, Emerson Tyler, and Joe Fuller posting a time 3:22.67, which is the fastest time an ERAU team has ever run in the event on the track at the University of Florida’s Stephen C.
“This track is usually pretty slow with it being so rounded,” Rosolino said, “so for us to run as fast as we did is really impressive.”
The Eagles will return to action next weekend when they travel to Greensboro, N.C. for the Hilton Garden Invitational.