Florida Tech’s Alexis Santiago Breaks School Record on Day One of Spikes Classic

By  //  April 8, 2018

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senior tied the school record for women's 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.00

The Florida Tech track & field teams competed at the Embry-Riddle Track & Field Complex on Friday for the first day of the ERAU Spikes Classic. (Image by FIT)

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA– The Florida Tech track & field teams competed at the Embry-Riddle Track & Field Complex on Friday for the first day of the ERAU Spikes Classic.

Alexis Santiago got the Panthers started on the right foot as the senior tied the school record in the prelims of the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.00 to qualify for Saturday’s final.

The previous school record was set by Maia Carter last season in 2017.

Nicardo Cameron finished with a time of 10.58 to earn a spot in Saturday’s final heat. Romell Guerrier also qualified for the final at a time of 10.84, good for 12th in the prelims.

Emily Iseley grabbed fifth overall in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final with a time of 12:25.55.

Malte Stockhausen won the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final with a time of 9:40.72, besting the second place runner by nearly 11 seconds. Joseph Berg ended fifth overall in the final with a time of 10:19.68.

Lia Hanus nearly set a personal record in the women’s 1,500-meter run, finishing 18th at a time of 5.03.44. Hanus’ current best result in the event is 5:03.26.

The previous school record was set by Maia Carter last season in 2017.(Image by FIT)

Tucker Melles recorded a new personal best in the men’s 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:15.95 to take 17th overall in the event. His previous best performance was 4:24.09, set earlier this season at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge.

Guerrier had another strong result in the men’s 200 meter as he finished 13th overall with a time of 22.05 to qualify for Saturday’s final.

Delaney Slaton set a new personal record and took 10th in the women’s javelin with a distance of 26.27 meters. Her previous mark was 23.07 meters. Jessica Alvarado corralled 12th in the event with a distance of 24.44 meters.

Julieta Cruz-Chang recorded a personal best in the women’s long jump with an attempt of 5.05 meters to take 15th in the final. Her previous record was 4.86 meters. Cruz-Chang then grabbed 11th in the high jump competition with a best mark of 1.45 meters.

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Wistenly Alphonse recorded an eighth-place finish in the men’s high jump with a distance of 1.90 meters.

Slaton ended 12th overall in the women’s shot put with a long toss of 10 meters. Alvarado took 16th in the event with a throw of 9.37 meters, while Natalia Milashus posted a mark of 9.02 meters to grab 18th.

A full breakdown of Friday’s results can be accessed through the above link.

The ERAU Spikes Classic resumes on Saturday morning at the Embry-Riddle Track & Field Complex with the first events beginning at 9 a.m.

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