April 21, 2013
NORWALK, Calif. - The group of Boilermakers that competed at the Mt. SAC Relays on Thursday and Friday moved over to Long Beach State on Saturday. The group competed in the Beach Invititational.
“The trip to California was a valuable learning experience as our athletes faced some of the best competition in the nation and in some regards the world,” said distance coach Dave Hartman. “Matt McClintock moved into the number four spot all time in the 5k in Purdue history which continues to add on to the impressive freshman year he is having. He went up against the top collegians and a number of professionals and did a nice job. We are going to be ready as the championships season gets closer and closer. We need to keep competing in these types of situations and these kinds of races if we want to compete well at Big Tens and regionals. This group got some great experience over the weekend and they got better because of it.”
Tyler Wynn and Matthew McClintock competed in the 1,500-meter run on Saturday afternoon. Wynn took 23rd place with a time of 3:54.81. McClintock was not far behind as he finished six seconds later and took 52nd with a mark of 4:00.69.
Kevin Griffith competed in the 800-meter run on Saturday. He was the top Boilermaker on the day as he took seventh place with a time of 1:51.64. That time was less than a second behind the winning time.
Katie Hoevet ran in the women’s 1,500m and took 14th place. The freshman finished with a time of 4:45.20.
Full results from the meet can be found here.
The Boilermakers head to the Drake Relays next weekend. A full preview will be posted on PurdueSports.com later in the week.