Quartet Shatters Academy Record at Penn Relays
April 25, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Air Force men's distance medley relay team had a record-setting performance at the 120th Penn Relays on Friday, April 25, in Philadelphia. Accounting for a time of 9:40.12, junior Zach Perkins, senior Alex Lindsay, freshman Matt Dorsey and sophomore Patrick Corona finished eighth in the College Men's Distance Medley Championship of America, presented by PECO.
Perkins opened with a 1200-meter split of 2:56.39, while Lindsay followed with a 400-meter time of 49.23. Dorsey held the baton with a 1:50.48 split for 800 meters and Corona anchored the relay with a 1600-meter time of 4:04.03. Based on splits, Perkins and Corona finished within the top-five of their respective distances to bookend the Falcons' relay to a placement within the top-half of the championship field.
With their time, the foursome deleted over three seconds from the previous record (9:43.22) that had stood since the 2012 season. Lindsay, who ran the 800-meter leg of the previous record as a sophomore at the Drake Relays, now holds part of the two fastest outdoor DMR times in Academy history.
While the quartet wrapped up action for Air Force at the Penn Relays, the rest of the squad continues competition this weekend at the 105th Drake Relays and at the Jack Christiansen Invitational.