AZUSA, Calif. and TORRANCE, Calif. - The distance runners of the University of California San Diego men’s and women’s track and field teams competed on the first day of the Bryan Clay Invitational, hosted by Azusa Pacific while others ran the 10000 at the Mt. SAC Relays on the campus of El Camino College.
Camille Perkins had UC San Diego's top-time in the 3000 steeplechase, finishing 31st overall with a time of 11:15.74, good for third all-time at UCSD. In the men's steeplechase, Joseph Benrubi had the Tritons' top-time in 9:20.10, finishing 23rd overall. His mark is the ninth-best in school history.
Samuel Blake set a new personal-record in the 5000 with a time of 14:50.49, good for 10th all-time for UCSD.
At the Mt. SAC Relays, Karina Carstens ran a season-best 37:47.24 in the 10000, finishing in 25th place. Brendan Gee competed in the 10000 on the men's side, finishing 24th with a time of 31:10.60, good for sixth all-time at UCSD.
The rest of the track & field team will compete in the second day of the Bryan Clay Invitational Friday, April 14, starting at 8 a.m. with the long jump.