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Timi Balogun and Nick Teresi exchange the baton (photo by Eva Fernandez)
Timi Balogun and Nick Teresi exchange the baton (photo by Eva Fernandez)

Relay Win, Sealand's 1500, Highlights CMS Men's Track and Field's Effort at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The 4x100 relay took first place, and Daniel Sealand moved into fourth place in CMS history in the 1500 meters with the third-fastest time in Division III this season, at the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field Invitational, which was held on Saturday at Strehle Track.

The Stag 4x100 relay took first place with a time of 41.79, just one-hundredth behind their high-water mark this spring. Timi Balogun, Nick Teresi, Quincey Williams, and Christian Campbell finished .78 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher from Vanuard and 1.35 seconds ahead of the next-closest SCIAC team from Occidental. 

CMS had three of the top 10 in a 53-runner field in the 100-meter dash, with Campbell running a 10.80, Teresi finishing in 10.90 and Balogun clocking an 11.00, while Williams was 15th in 11.12 seconds. 

Sealand had the top individual finish of the day with a second-place in the 1500 meters, just missing first on the last lunge to the line by .18 seconds (3:49.46 to 3:49.64) against Senzo Sokhela of Westmont. His effort moved him into fourth place in CMS history, with the school record of 3:47.34 held by his older brother Joshua Sealand, set in 2016. He also clocked the third-fastest time in Division III so far this year, with Aidan Ryan of Williams currently in first at 3:45.18.

Miles Christensen also moved into the top 10 in CMS history in the 1500 with a time of 3:52.36, which ranks him ninth. His performance also had him finish fifth out of 103 runners, with Oliver Pick adding a top 10 as well in 3:55.47.

Kai Dettman added a third-place finish in the 800 meters in 1:50.58, just off his personal best of 1:50.39 set earlier this year, which also places fourth at CMS. 

The Stags will be back in action this week as they split their athletes up at several different competitions, including the Mt. Sac Relays, the Long Beach State Invitational, and the Bryan Clay Invitational.