04/09/2012 – Samantha DeStefano (200 meter) and Dustin Heiler (1500 meter) both recorded new school records at the Spartan Invitational hosted by MSU. DeStefano's 24.84 bettered the previous mark held by teammate Jordon Hall (25.00), while Heiler bested his own mark by over two seconds (3:51.20). Both performances automatically qualified the duo for the NAIA National Outdoor Championships in May.
Emily Smith also continued her fine season with a personal best toss of 157-03 in the discus. Smith's performance ranks third all-time at Aquinas College. Distance specialist, Alina Dhaseleer, recorded the school's third fastest 5k ever as she raced home in 18:00.16.
The men's 4x100 meter relay established a provisional qualifying time en route to winning the event. The foursome of Blake Garvey, Ryan Parminter, Jake Sanders, and Rumeal McKinney circled the track in 41.80 to qualify. In all the Saints recorded 16 personal bests on the day and will continue to prep for the WHAC Championships in four weeks.
The Saints will return to action this Saturday as the will travel to Adrian to take part in the Don Kleinow Memorial hosted by Siena Heights University.