Camille Perkins, Men's 4x400 Relay Team Set School Records at Oxy Invite
LOS ANGELES — New school records were set at the Occidental College's Oxy Invite on Saturday, including junior Camille Perkins in the 3000 steeplechase and the men’s 4x400 relay team and as the track and field season begins its final stretch.
Qualifiers for the NCAA Championships in Kingsville, Texas will be announced on Tuesday, May 14, and handful of Tritons looked to improve their chances on Saturday.
The Tritons' 4x400 unit of freshman Maximilian Halvax, junior Adam Winding, junior Makhai Husband and junior Josef Polk recorded a new program-record time of 3-minutes, 12.75-seconds (3:12.75), which is also an improved its NCAA provisional-qualifying time.
Meanwhile, Perkins reached new heights in the 3000 steeple by posting a program-record mark of 10:42.83. It also improves her previous pro-qualifying mark.
Other provisional-qualifying marks on Saturday included sophomore Evan Shimasaki in the pole vault 16’2.75” (4.95), junior Josef Polk in the 400 hurdles (52.99), both Nick Famolaro (1:51.58) and Jake Selstad (1:52.00) in the 800 and the women’s 4x400 relay team of freshman Ellie Flint, sophomore Mckenna Meaney, senior Kelly Strand and junior Claudia Cox (3:47.68).
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