Quinones, Pennell Pace Mocs at Embry-Riddle Challenge

Quinones, Pennell Pace Mocs at Embry-Riddle Challenge

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Evan Quinones and Matt Pennell each posted a second-fastest time in Moccasin history in their respective events as the Florida Southern men's track team opened its season Saturday at the Embry-Riddle Indoor/Outdoor Challenge.

In the 1000-meter race, senior Quinones ran the second fastest in program history with a 2:35.61, just 34 tenths of a second off the school record set by Jason Patchett-Gillis on Feb. 20, 2010, at the Embry-Riddle Last Chance Meet.

In the 60-meter dash, freshman Pennell placed 29th with a 7.64 time, the second-fastest time in Moccasin history. The school record of 7.33 in the event was set by Yul Ruiz in 2010.

In the 3000-meter event, a trio of Moccasin freshmen placed in the top six. Josh Wagner came in third with an 8:49.39 while Evan Williams placed fifth at 8:53.25 and Mason Jones came in sixth at 8:58.23. Other participants included freshman Mitchell Kozik (15th, 9:32.35); senior Christian Beauchemin (18th, 9:41.94); freshman Brian Martin (25th, 9:58.84); and sophomore Risley Mabile (27th, 10:15.50).

Florida Southern will return to Daytona Beach to compete in the Embry-Riddle First Chance/Last Chance Meet on Feb. 17.