April 18, 2013
WALNUT Calif. - Two Academy records fell this afternoon, as members of the Air Force track and field team opened competition at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Three total incursions were made to the program's all-time standings, including Academy records from Morgan Mosby (1500-meter run) and Jen Bremser (3000-meter steeplechase).
Clocking an Academy-record time of 4:23.28, Mosby finished 11th in a 1500-meter field that featured over 170 runners. In her first event of the season at that distance, Mosby cut nearly one half-second from her previous time to improve the program standard. She also bettered the Academy's Senior Class Record by nearly six seconds.
Bremser improved her own Academy record in the steeplechase for the second time this season, deleting 16 seconds off of her previous time to set the new program standard at 10:26.31. The senior, who also bettered her own Senior Class Record in that event, finished third in the 26-competitor "A" section.
Mosby was one of six Falcons to compete in the 1500-meter run and one of two to impact the Academy record book, as junior Annette Eichenberger crossed the finish line in 4:28.54 ... the sixth-fastest time in Academy history ... during her collegiate debut at that distance.
Senior Melissa Fuerst finished 43rd with a season-best time of 4:28.68, while sophomore Rebecca Esselstein deleted 12 seconds from her previous personal-best time to finish 80th in 4:33.46. Sophomore Taylor Drolshagen improved her career time by eight seconds (4:36.93) to finish 100th, while freshman Hannah Everson used a four-second personal improvement (4:41.50, 136th) to wrap up her first competition at Mt. SAC.
Members of the men's team also competed in those two events at Mt. SAC's Hilmer Lodge Stadium.
Freshman Patrick Corona finished second in his section of the 1500-meter run - 27th overall - with a career-best time of 3:49.36, while senior Ted Artz improved his personal-best time to 3:50.43 to take 40th in the 132-runner event. Sophomore Riley Coates and junior Carl Eifert finished ninth (9:27.27) and 10th (9:28.77), respectively, in the 3000-meter steeplechase (C section), with Eifert posting a career-best time by three seconds.
Action at the Mt. SAC Relays continues later tonight with several sections of the 10,000-meter run and resumes tomorrow on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College. Air Force will participate in 15 events during Friday's competition, including several field events.