Select Athletes from the Mesa Track and Field Team had the opportunity to compete at legendary Drake Stadium at UCLA against quality four-year programs like Cornell, SDSU, Oregon, University of Oklahoma, UCLA, CSU Fullerton, Long Beach State, and Utah.
Highlighting the meet were Isaiah Labra's and Stefen Rasmuson performances in the Invite 5000m. Isaiah placed 2nd in 14:33 and Stefen placed 7th in 14:38. "They lead the way for our program this weekend and competed very well against athletes from quality four-year programs. They also both hit the standard (14:40) and qualified for Junior Nationals this summer in Miramar, FL" states Coach Ricketts.
Next up is our home Invitational the Arnie Robinson Invite at Mesa which will include top Community College programs like Mt. Sac and Cerritos along with elite athletes from Brazil and Qatar. "We are looking for our athletes to have strong performances at home before we head into our championship season" states Coach Ricketts.
Highlights to mention:
Jasmine Perez - 1st place in her heat of the 800m 2:24.81
Jeremy Clay - 14.91 110 Hurdles 3rd Place in his heat
Aaron Mickelsen - 15.46 Seasonal Best in the 110H
Charles Price - 49.00 400m won his heat
Isaiah Labra - 14:33.28 #1 SoCal, #6 All Time, hit the Junior Nationals Qualifying Mark (2nd Place in the Invite 5000m)
Stefen Rasmuson - 14:38.23 #4 SoCal, #8 All Time, hit the Junior Nationals Qualifying Mark (7th Place in the Invite 5000m)
Terrance Allen- 45.24m (148'05") Javelin Seasonal Best