Distance medley earns provisional time

By Doug Fitzgerald published January 29, 2005

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's distance medley relay team earned a provisional qualifying time for nationals Saturday at the Joe Davies Invitational in Golden, Colo.

Brad Winn (1,200), Dan Strishock (400), Jay Luna (800) and Levi Brathall (mile) completed their varied distances in a combined 10 minutes, 52.62 seconds, good for fifth overall and third among college teams. When adjusted for track size and altitude, the new time of 10:39.40 was good enough to provisionally qualify for nationals.

Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez put his name onto the CU-Colorado Springs Top 5 in the 3,000-meter run. Rubalcaba-Lopez ran an impressive 9:10.66 (adjusted to 8:54.33) despite running for the first time this year because of injuries. The sophomore from Pueblo finished fourth in his race and third among college runners.

The sprinters were also impressive for the Mountain Lions. Mark Brehm, who played on the soccer team this past fall, broke the school record in the 200 meters by clocking a 24:19 (adjusted to 23.99), good for third among college runners.

"Give us more soccer sprinters!" joked CU-Colorado Springs coach Graeme Badger.

In the 300-meter dash, Dan Strishock was second among college runners with a time of 28.82, while teammate Steve Perfors took third in the same race.

Despite competing in only seven events, the Mountain Lions accumulated 34 team points.

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