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Daniel Sealand broke his older brother's record by .35 on Friday (photo by Caleb Flegel)
Daniel Sealand broke his older brother's record by .35 on Friday (photo by Caleb Flegel)

Daniel Sealand Takes Over CMS 1500-Meter Record from Older Brother

AZUSA, Calif. – Daniel Sealand broke the CMS men's track and field program record in the 1500 meters, set by his older brother Joshua in 2016, with a 3:46.99 at the Bryan Clay Invitational on Friday evening.

Sealand broke his personal best by 2.65 seconds, eclipsing his prior high mark of 3:49.64 set on Saturday at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational. He surpassed Joshua Sealand's program record of 3:47.34 by .35 seconds, which had stood for six years, and moved into third place in Division III this season, behind Aidan Ryan of Williams and Tucker Cargile of Redlands.

Sealand's time also enabled him to finish in sixth place out of 173 runners from every division. Miles Christensen added a 3:50.02 in a later heat, taking 2.32 seconds off his personal best and moving him up from ninth place in CMS history into fifth, as well as into ninth place in Division III this year. 

In other action on Friday, John Horan finished in first place in the open division of the pole vault at 4.78 meters, tying with Jed Smith of Division I Weber State, but earning the tiebreaker for first place due to needing fewer attempts. The field of 14 competitors included six from Division I schools and four from Division II programs.

The CMS 4x100 relay team finished in fifth place out of 18 teams, finishing in 41.72 to take six-hundredths of a second off their top time of the year and move into a tie for sixth place in program history. Timi Balogun, Nick Teresi, Quincey Williams and Christian Campbell clocked a 41.72, finishing second in its heat behind Division I Southern Utah. The Stags also moved up from 10th place into eighth in Division III this season.

One day prior, Stevie Steinberg set his second CMS record of the spring season at the Mt. Sac Relays on Thursday, finishing with a 30:17.75 in the 10000 meters, adding it to the 14:15.36 in the 5000 that he set at the Occidental Distance Carnival. Adam Wilkinson also moved into third place in CMS history in the steeplechase on Wednesday at the Bryan Clay Invitational with a 9:08.42.

The Stags will be back in action at the third SCIAC Multi-Dual, hosted by La Verne, in the final tune-up before the SCIAC Championships on April 30 and May 1.