Luna is ironman at CC Invitational

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 9, 2005

Jay Luna was the top collegiate finisher in the 5,000 meters Saturday at the Colorado College Invitational, then came back minutes later to anchor the one of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs mile relay teams.

"The iron man award goes to Jay Luna," said UCCS coach Graeme Badger.

Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez won the mile run with a time of 4 minutes, 30.90 seconds. Teammates Brad Winn and Kyle Reno took third and fifth respectively.

Moses Tum gave the Mountain Lions another first-place finish by winning the 800 meters in 1:56.18. Tum was an All-American in the event in 2004.

Luna took third overall in the 5,000 meters behind former UCCS All-American Greg Augspurger, who now works in the university's Student Success Center. Augspurger was running unattached, as was second-place finisher Mike Booth. The second-best collegiate time was clocked by another Mountain Lion, Dan Pinter.

Craig Galaydick took second in the discuss behind Air Force's David Lissy. Galaydick also took fourth in the shot put.

Mark Brehm took third in the 200-meter dash and was first among non-Division I runners. He also finished fifth in the 100-meter dash.

Steve Perfors added a third-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.89, just .37 of a second out of second place.

"Colorado College was a meet to do some experimenting in events before the most important meets of the year come up," said Badger. "Most of the team will have a week off from competition but seven athletes will compete in the Mt Sac Relays in California."

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