Stags Win Distance Medley Event at Host Rossi Relays

Miles Christensen makes his move on the final turn here to overtake UC San Diego and win the DMR
Miles Christensen makes his move on the final turn here to overtake UC San Diego and win the DMR

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's track and field team served as the host of the annual Rossi Relays on Saturday and came away with a win in the distance medley relay to highlight the day's action.

Wilson Ives, Max Denning, Ben Iten and Miles Christensen earned the DMR win with a time of 10:11.79, breaking open a close race at the end to win by almost two seconds over UC San Diego (10:13.62) and Cal Poly Pomona (10:16.18). Christensen was trailing coming into the final half-lap, but made his move on the final turn in front of Roberts Pavilion and pulled past the anchor runners from UC San Diego and Cal Poly Pomona to get the win. 

The CMS "B" relay team also came in fifth of the 25 teams in the field to showcase the program's distance depth, as Keizo Morgan, the reigning SCIAC Track Athlete of the Week, Daniel Addison, Nohl Patterson and Evan Hassman finished in 10:23.72. The Stags' "C" team of Daniel Sealand, Jake Gill, Alexander Hirsch and Adam Wilkinson was also in the top ten in eighth place. 

In the individual events, Alex McDonald had a strong effort in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing fourth out of 21 with a time of 55.03, tops among the Division III competitors (the top three included two from UC San Diego and one from CSU San Marcos). 

The final running event of the day also saw CMS come in fifth in the 4x400 relay, with McDonald, Alisandro Fernandez, Addison and Morgan finishing in 3:26.19, the top Division III time. 

In the field events, Reese Peterson earned a third place finish in the hammer throw out of 25 with a throw of 48.10 meters (157'10"), and an 11th place finish of 33 in the shot put with a top distance of 13.68 meters (44'10.75"). Michael Sill was also in the top 10 in the hammer in eighth place with a throw of 143'3", and added a fourth-place finish in the discus (144'8"), while CMS had three top 10s in the javelin: Maxwell Knowles (176'4"), Jordan Venglass (166'2"), and Connor Schulz (165'1"). 

CMS will be back in action next Saturday for a SCIAC Multi-Dual at Redlands.