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L to R: Jamie Cockburn, Nick Teresi, Quincey Williams and Christian Campbell
L to R: Jamie Cockburn, Nick Teresi, Quincey Williams and Christian Campbell

CMS 4x100 Relay Breaks Program Record by Three-Hundredths of a Second

REDLANDS, Calif. - Less than one week after the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's track and field team set a new program record in the 4x400 relay, the Stags set another one in the 4x100 relay, breaking the old school mark by three-hundredths of a second at the Redlands Final Qualifier on Thursday evening.

The quartet of Jamie Cockburn, Nick Teresi, Quincey Williams and Christian Campbell ran a 41.15 at Redlands, surpassing their previous best time this year of 41.53. It also edged out the previous school mark of 41.18, which Cockburn was also a part of a first-year in 2019, along with Matthew Guillory, Carter Henderson and Corbin Bethurem.

Cockburn, Teresi and Campbell were part of the CMS-record relay (3:12.34) in the 4x400 relay on Saturday at the Azusa Pacific Final Qualifier (along with Massimo Bertini), giving them a hand in two new program marks in a one-week span. The Stags broke the old 4x400 record, which had held since 1988, and currently ranks second nationally.

The 4x100 time on Thursday also puts the Stags on the cusp of qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships as well. The top 16 relay teams get in, and the CMS time is currently tied for 16th, pending the final submission of other results from last chance national meets today, which is the final day for qualification. 

In individual events on Thursday, Cockburn ran a 21.33 in the 200 meters to set a new PR by two-hundredths of a second, and leaving him just .07 behind Mark Messana's school record set in 1987. Campbell's 10.65 in the 100 meters also eclipsed his personal best by four-hundredths of a second and moves him up one spot into a tie for fourth in CMS history. Joshua Martinez had a PR in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.74, moving him into second place in CMS history as well. 

The final qualification announcement from the NCAA will come tomorrow, as CMS could qualify in as many as 11 different events, including both relays. Cockburn (400), Kai Dettman (800), Daniel Sealand (1500), Stevie Steinberg and Henry Pick (5000), Adam Wilkinson (steeplechase), John Horan (pole vault), and Truman Knowles and Maxwell Knowles (javelin) are all in the running for individual qualifications.