Track starts strong with three individual wins

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Reems Landreth

Josh Wagner and Alayna Goll each claimed first in the 1,000 meter run while Addison Cantor finished first in the 3,000 meter run at the ERAU indoor/outdoor Challenge on Jan. 19. 

The 1,000 meter finals saw an 11 person field consisting primarily of Moccasin runners. Wagner entered the record book with a new school record of 2:34.62 in the men’s 1,000 meter run while Mason Jones crossed the line in second place with a time of 2:39.21. Jones’ time was good enough for the sixth best time in school history. 

Also in the race was Mitchell Kozik, Brian Martin, Michael Balseca, Thomas Gardner and Brandon Williams, who finished in sixth thru tenth place, respectively. All seven Moccasin runners finished with new personal records. 

The 3,000 meter finals saw a similar result as the 1,000 meter as Wagner finished in second place with the fourth fastest time in school history (8:34.56) while Jones finished in fourth place, running it in 9:00.31. Kozik (7th), Balseca (12th), Martin (17th), Gardner (21th) and Williams (23rd) also finished the race.

Amber Winton finished ninth in the women’s 800 meter final with a personal best time of 2:42.42.

Alayna Goll finished first in the women’s 1,000 meter final with the second fastest time in school history (3:12.04). Mackenzie Wills finished in fourth (3:29.85) while Amber Winton finished in fifth (3:43.19). 

Addison Cantor finished first in the women’s 3,000 meter final with the second fastest time in school (10:34.18) while Ysabella Guerra finished twenty-two seconds behind Cantor in second place with the fifth fastest time in school history (10:56.42). Hannah Nelson, Sarah Zamot and Stephanie Hanson crossed the line in fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively while Aleksa Guerra (8th) Anna Brook Opalisnki (9th), Jolene Verguawen (11th), Madison Santore (15th) and Kennedy Lewis (18th) also finished the race. 

Both Florida Southern team’s will be spending the next few weeks continuing their training before heading back to Daytona Beach, Fla. for their next meet, the ERAU Last Chance Meet on Feb. 23. 

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