This was the team's first chance to get official marks and times for the season to come and many athletes showed improvements. The team left at 12:30 and was competing well after 10:00pm with many athletes taking part in more than one event. As a team the Mustangs won three medals and achieved 10 Personal Bests, two of which were by sophomore, Tristan Padron.
Tristan is one of Mesa's leading hurdlers and Irvine was a good race for him. He PR'ed in both of his events, the 110 Meter Hurdles and the 300 Meter Hurdles and won first place in both. On Friday he was Mesa's "Beast of the Day" and definitely earned that title. But Tristan does more than just jump a few hurdles, in his spare time you can find him at dance studios practicing away at any number of moves. He's also a former Brazilian Jiu-jitsu student, but now has moved on to other forms of self-defense.
As the evening wore on and the distance races began, more surprises showed themselves. Along with Brett Bermudez, two other runners competed in the mile for their first time. All three broke a five-minute mile and each ran their Personal Best. Along with Brett's 4:48, Dakota Alford ran a 4:52, and Jorge Jeronimo ran a 4:58. These times are a great start for the season and a sign for more Personal Bests to come.