JACKSONVILLE – Sophomore Evan Quinones just missed out on breaking the ribbon in the 1,500 meter run, coming in second place, finishing just over five seconds behind the winner, Nick Morken of the host University of North Florida. Morken finished first with a 3:46.04 time while Quinones, who is ranked fifth in the country in the 1,500, turned in a personal best time of 3:51.25, which is a provisional qualifying standard.
Quinone's time also breaks the Florida Southern school record in the 1,500 set by current FSC head coach Ben Martucci in 2010 with a 3:54.52 time. It is the third school record set by Quinones this season as he set new marks in the 800-meter and mile races earlier this season.
Also in the 1,500-meter, sophomore John Bryant turned in a time of 4:18.56 for 27th place while freshman Jesse Hudson turned in a time oif 4:47.44 to finish 46th. Earlier in the day, Bryant logged a personal record with a time of 1:57.92 in the 800-meter to take 17th place.
In the 5,000-meter, freshman Dean McGregor placed seventh with a time of 15:15.54, best his personal record by 17 seconds, and senior Jose Perez placed 14th with a 15:28.63 time. Sophomore Christian Beauchemin came in 22nd with a 15:56.12 and freshman Casey Brady finished at 16:07.02 for 28th place. Freshman Everett Wagner rounded out the Moccasins participants, placing 27th with a 16:27.33 time.
In the 400-meter run, Cameron Andrews was the lone Moccasins competitor, turning in a time of 56.56 for 54th place.