Grajalez and Balseca Finish in Top Three at USF Bulls Invitational

Grajalez and Balseca Finish in Top Three at USF Bulls Invitational

TAMPA, FL - Warran Grajalez and Michael Balseca finished second and third in the 10,000-meter run for Florida Southern men's track on Friday and Saturday as they competed in the 2019 USF Bulls Invitational. The Moccasins set 12 personal records in six events over the course of the weekend, including two top-five school times in the 100-meter (11.65) and 200-meter (23.63) dashes by Rob Marusko. Grajalez (33:48.73) and Balseca (34:01.97) set personal records in their second and third-place finishes in the grueling 10,000-meter race while in the 3000-meter steeplchase Brian Martin finished fifth (17:39.38) and Alex Gonzalez finished sixth (11:36.42) with personal records.

Florida Southern will compete at the UF Florida Relays on March 28-30 in Gainesville.

Complete FSC Results:

100-Meter Dash: 28. Rob Marusko (11.65 - PR, 5th-fastest time in school history), 39. Dylan Oliver (12.16 - PR), 40. Mark Bucknam (12.35), 41. Jeff Verberne (12.36 - PR)
200-Meter Dash: 28. Rob Marusko (23.63 - PR, 4th-fastest time in school history), 34. Mark Bucknam (24.80 - PR), 36. Jeff Verberne (24.98 - PR)
4x100-Meter Relay: 8. Mark Bucknam, Rob Marusko, Jeff Verberne, Dylan Oliver (46.18)
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 5. Brian Martin (10:47.75 - PR), 6. Alex Gonzalez (11:36.42 - PR)
5000-Meter Run: 21. Mikey Papa (17.39.38 - PR), 23. Josh Paez (18:43.87 - PR)
10000-Meter Run: 2. Warran Grajalez (33:48.73 - PR), 3. Michael Balseca (34:01.97 - PR)

PR - Personal Record