Members of the Mines track and field squad departed for Mt. San Antonio College this past weekend for the Mt. SAC Relays, one of the larger events the Orediggers have competed in this season.
Leading things off on Thursday, Phil Schneider took 27th place in the Men’s 10,000-meter Invitational division, while in the Men’s 10,000-meter Olympic division Andrew Epperson took eighth place, Sean Gildea 12th, and Derek Alcorn 17th. The Men’s 10,000-meter Open event saw Nathaniel Williams finish in 18th, while the Women’s 10,000-meter Open had Chloe Gustafson placing fifth to finish off Thursday’s events.
Austin Roup kicked off Friday’s events by finishing 30th in the Men’s Hammer Throw event while Hannah Schuster took 30th in the Women’s 1500-meter Open to lead off Friday’s events. Frank Socha grabbed 25th in the Men’s 1500-meter Open, while Ian Rozier and Matt Drotar took 40th and 57th respectively in the Men’s 400-meter Dash Open. Garrett Hoch finished 13th and Patrick Weaver 35th in the Men’s 800-meter run open, while the Mines ‘A’ relay team of Drotar, Rozier, Weaver, and Hoch came home ninth in the Men’s 4×400-meter Relay Open. In the Men’s 3000-meter Steeplechase competition, Tyler Curtis finished sixth overall, while in the Men’s 5000-meter Run, Sean Gildea finished sixth, Marty Andrie eighth, and Seth Topper 27th. The Mines ‘A’ relay team took tenth place in the Men’s 4×400 Relay Open to finish up Mines’ portion of the competitions.
After this and several other events in California this weekend, the CSM track team will return to Golden next weekend to compete in the CSM Pre-Conference Open on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26.