Jan. 21, 2001
Rosario Breaks School 3,000-Meter Record at Hawkeye Invitational
Truman State University junior Ben Rosario (St. Louis, Mo./SLUH) broke the school record in the 3,000-meter run on Saturday at the Hawkeye Invitational when he recorded a first-place time of 8:33.51. Rosario's time was just less than two seconds faster than the previous record of 8:35.45 set by Mark Miller in 1996.
Rosario was the lone first-place finisher on the day for the men, who hadn't competed since the season-opening Dec. 7 meet at Iowa State. The 'Dogs claimed two of the top three spots in the 3,000 meters, as senior Nick Blackburn (St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell North) placed third in 8:40.39.
Senior Dave Mayhew (Prior Lake, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) brought home a second-place showing in the 60-meter hurdles as he finished in 8.36 seconds. Freshman James Walton (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale South) took third in the triple jump and sophomore Alfonso Pugh (Galesburg, Ill.) came in fourth in the long jump.
Fifth place finishers for Truman included sophomore Brian Dzingai (Harare, Zimbabwe/St. George's), who placed fifth in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash. His time in the 60 meters was five-hundredths of a second off of an NCAA Division II provisional pace. Freshman Walter Washington (St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves) captured fifth in the 400-meter dash, and Walton got fifth place in the long jump.
Truman will return to action this Friday and Saturday at the Iowa State Open.
Truman Results - Hawkeye Invit., Jan. 19, 2002 (Iowa City, Iowa) MEN'S RESULTS 60-meter dash 5th, Brian Dzingai 6.93 Prelims 7th, Brian Dzingai 6.98 16th, Alfonso Pugh 7.34 19th, Jake Kingery (Monroe, Iowa/Prairie City-Monroe) 7.59 20th, Aaron Decker (Peru, Neb./Auburn) 7.69 200-meter dash 5th, Brian Dzingai 22.47 14th, Dave Mayhew 23.63 16th, Walter Washington 24.28 400-meter dash 5th, Walter Washington 51.71 800-meter run 7th, Andy Doering (Florissant, Mo./McCluer North) 2:03.30 Mile Run 8th, Andy Doering 4:27.45 10th, Ryan French (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Marr Marion) 4:31.19 14th, Andy Person (Wildwood, Mo./Ladue Horton Watkins) 4:37.59 15th, Scott Downard (Norman, Okla.) 4:42.81 3000-meter run 1st, Ben Rosario 8:33.51 3rd, Nick Blackburn 8:40.39 11th, Matt Helbig (Fenton, Mo./Rockwood Summit) 8:58.0h 13th, Brian McQueary (St. Louis, Mo./St. Mary's) 9:10.08 60-meter hurdles 2nd, Dave Mayhew 8.36 Long Jump 4th, Alfonso Pugh 6.70m 5th, James Walton 6.66m 7th, Jake Kingery 6.18m 9th, Matt Groeper (Warrenton, Mo.) 4.93m Triple Jump 3rd, James Walton 13.21m Weight Throw 12th, Zach Schluender (North Kansas City, Mo.) 11.65m Distance Medley 4th 11:10.08
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