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On the Rise
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Release: 03/10/2013
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FULLERTON, Calif. --- The CBU Track team managed to capture multiple first and second place finishes at the Ben Brown Invitational.

Lucas Graham placed second in his heat out of 15 runners in the men's 800m. His time of 1:54.91 was also a personal best.  Graham also placed first in the 1500m run. 

Chase Williams was able to take first place in his heat in the men's 800m. William's ended up clocking an impressive time of 1:53.73.

William's also ran a personal best in the 400m dash and posted a time of 50.28 seconds.

Chris Cline (15:11.29) and Mark Langworthy (15:02.54) both finished with personal best times in the 5000 run for the Lancers.

CBU's Trevor Henson capped off the night for the men when he finished first place overall in his heat in the 3000m Steeplechase (9:27.4) and beat 21 other competitors.


Natalie Ball was the big story for the CBU women. Ball finished second place out of 18 runners in the 800m run (2:19.51) and third out of 20 in the 1500m run (4:48.50). Both of her races also ended up being personal best times.

Naomi Van Setten also finished with a personal best time in the 1500m run. Van Setten finished second with a time of (4:48.23), which happened to only be a split second ahead of Ball.

Jennifer Mallen ran her first ever track event in the 5000m run. Mallen broke the CBU school record and finished in 16th place out of 29 runners, clocking a time of (17:34.57).

Brenda Martinez from New Balance ran the fastest time in the world so far in 2013 in the 5000m run. Martinez posted an incredible time of 15:35.65.

Jacquie Lutz capped off the day for the women's team when she finished 11th out of 29 in the 5000m run and marked a time of 17:54.84.

"I was very proud of the team and we made some huge improvements off of the first meet of the season," said CBU Head Track Coach Ben Gall. "If they keep working hard and progress in their race tactics the rest of the season, we will be very competitive at the conference and national meets."

CBU competes again at the Occidental Distance Carnival on March 15 in Los Angeles, Calif.

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