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Stevie Steinberg holds the new top time in CMS history in the 5000
Stevie Steinberg holds the new top time in CMS history in the 5000

Stevie Steinberg Sets New CMS Record in 5000 Meters at Occidental Distance Carnival

EAGLE ROCK, Calif. - Stevie Steinberg ran a 14:15.36 in the 5000 meters to set a new Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's track and field record at the Occidental Distance and Sprint Carnival late Saturday evening.

Steinberg's time placed him in ninth in an enormous field of 246 runners featuring competitors from every division of college athletics and numerous runners from professional track clubs. His time eclipsed the previous school record of 14:21.04, set by his former teammate Thomas D'Anieri in 2018, and surpassed his previous PR of 14:46.34 by over 30 seconds, which he set in Occidental in 2019.

Daniel Sealand also moved into tenth place in CMS history in the 5000 with a 14:38.63, which placed him 30th at the event. Miles Christensen, who was running at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend (along with Henry Pick) also ranks fifth in Stag annals, giving the current roster three of the top 10 runners in program history. 

In other events, Agustin Gomez de la Vega finished in tenth place in the steeplechase with a time of 9:48.85, while Noah Nevens was 14th in the 1500 meters, breaking four minutes in 3:59.16. 

CMS will be back in action on Friday when it travels to the Redlands Invitational.