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East Bay runners clock season-best times at Johnny Mathis Invitational

  • April 4, 2011


The Cal State East Bay men's and women's track teams posted another set of quality times at the Johnny Mathis Invitational at SF State on April 1 and 2.

Senior Nancy Velazquez ran her fastest time of the season of 4:53.53 in the 1500 meters to earn 15th place honors. Nastassia Hamor also posted her best time of the season in the 1500 with a time of 5:06.13, taking 30th.

Sprinter Justin Landry placed 11th in the 100 meters with a time of 11.30 and followed with a ninth-place showing in the 200 meters, covering the course in a time of 23.57 seconds.

Tiffany Duffy ran her second fastest time of 2:31.32 to place 16th in the 800 meters, while Velazquez, competing for the first time this season in the 400 meters, finished 19th with a time of 1:05.96.

Gabriella Cruz concluded a good day for the Pioneers with a season-best 19:53.91 in the 5000 meters, good for 10th overall.

John Vergara recorded a time of 2:04.19 to place 19th in the 800 meters, while Chris Gallagher was 36th with a time of 4:20.71 in the 1500 meters.

John Erlandson finished 20th in the 5000 meters, clocking in at 18:13.46.

The Pioneers next travel to Southern California for the Pomona Pitzer Invitational on April 9.

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