My nephew, Christopher Estrella, is a freshman at UMass-Lowell and, like his uncle before him, runs there also. He is a lot better than I ever was. Anyway, he ran a 800 leg in a recent DMR that provisionally qualified for D2 nationals that will take place in Albuquerque, NM in March.
Here is news about DMR and 4x400 at BU St. Valentine's Day Invite:
The River Hawk 4X400 team placed second overall and tops among collegiate foursomes with a time of 3:13.69, bested only by Zenith Velocity, which ran 3:11.0.
Junior Donte Brown (Raynham, MA) led off with a time of 48.1 seconds and was followed by sophomore Jeff Wundt (Southwick, MA), who ran a 47.9-second leg. Freshman Craig Bennett (Milton, MA) followed with a 48.4-second split while senior Robert Liekweg (Salem, NH) anchored in 48.9.
Bennett also ran the 400 meters in the distance medley relay in 48.5 seconds, leading it to a time of 9:59.63, good for third place behind Boston College (9:57.63) and Lock Haven (9:56.55). UMass Lowell’s result currently ranks eighth in the country.
Senior Tim Guerin (Auburn, MA) led off in the 1,200 meters in 3:05.03, and was followed by Bennett. Freshman Chris Estrella (Lowell, MA) ran the 800 meters in 1:56.2 while junior Angus MacDonald (Methuen, MA) anchored in the mile in 4:09.5.
These are the top 10 DMR times (Indoors) ever at Lowell:
DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY (TOP TIMES)
1. RUBEN SANCA, SAM BASTIEN, MIKE MALINOWSKI, STEVE DEWITT
9:54.15 VALENTINE INVITE @ BU 02/08/08
2. Kevin Alliette, Mike Paige, Eric Sherry, Carl Mease 03/03/01
9:54.46 IC4A Championships @ Reggie Lewis
3. Tim Guerin, Justin Oliver, Danny Wang, Ruben Sanca 02/27/09
9:55.30 NE Championships @ BU
4. Angus MacDonald, Doug Caves, Joey DeWitt, Ruben Sanca
9:55.71 Valentine Invite @ BU 02/13/09
5. Christopher Kapfer, John Drinkwater, Erick Colon, Patrick Morasse 02/25/05
9:56.07 NE Championships @ BU
6. Greg Povey, Tony Gilbert, Kevin Spicer, and Dennis Simonaitis 00/00/84
9:56.4(H) Boston University
7. Joey Dewitt, Clint Cooper, Pat Molloy, Patrick Morasse 02/25/06
9:56.99 N.E. Championships @ BU
8. Joey Dewitt, Clint Cooper, Pat Molloy, Patrick Morasse 03/10/06
9:57.28 NCAA Championships @ Reggie Lewis
9. Joey DeWitt, John Drinkwater, Erick Colon, Patrick Morasse 01/28/05
9:58.06 Terrier Classic @ BU
10. Pat Morasse, Andrew Grange, Pat Molloy, Joey Dewitt 02/11/06
9:58.97 Valentine Classic @ BU
Happy Trails, Petey