Mens Track & Field
Menlo College at, GSAC Championships
Date of competition: Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Menlo College track and field team added four all-GSAC honors Saturday to the four it earned Friday at the Golden State Athletic Conference championships in Santa Barbara, including a conference champion. The Oaks have a few smaller meets in May before the NAIA National Championships at the end of May.
Elijah Redding-Moment took home the gold in the triple jump. His winning mark was 13.64. He won the triple jump shortly after finishing sixth in the 400 meters.
On the final day of competition, the Oaks saw two others garner a total of three All-GSAC honors.Benjamin Ronoh and Marco Muller competed in the 1500 meter run, finishing second and third respectively, within just one second of each other.
Ronoh also competed in the 5,000 meters and earned All-GSAC honors. Ronoh finished third place overall, one second better than Blake Fonda of Westmont to secure a spot on the All-GSAC team for the 5000 meter run. With the top-three finish, Ronoh earned All-GSAC honors in three separate events (4x800, 1500m, 5000m).
Among Other Performers
The Oaks ran two others in the 1,500 meters, with Tim Blumenthal finishing fifth and Conner Dmytriw finishing sixth. Chandler Garrison just missed on finishing as an All-GSAC member in the 800, finishing fourth. Naomy Lagat ran her only event of the weekend in the 1,500 on the women's side and finished in 5:39.40.
The Oaks are back at it the next two weekends with meets for chance at adding a few more national qualifiers. Menlo will head to Sacramento State on Saturday, May 4 for the Sacramento State Open and then down to Occidental College on May 11 for the Oxy Invite.
posted by Rick on Apr 27, 2019 at 11:34 pm
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