Crichlow Breaks 10K Record at Mt. SAC Relays
Matthew Crichlow

April 14, 2016


NORWALK, Calif. -- One year after Willie Milam set the Gonzaga men's 10,000-meter record at the Mt. SAC Relays, Matthew Crichlow broke that record at the same meet late Thursday night.

Crichlow, who set a previous personal best of 30:07.27 at last season's Mt. SAC Relays, crossed the line at 29:45.54 this year. Milam ran a 29:49.78 last season at the meet. The previous top three times in program history were all set at the 2015 Mt. SAC Relays, as Troy Fraley's time of 30:07.13 was the second-best mark and Crichlow's old personal record was third.

Crichlow placed 17th in his section Thursday, and his time currently ranks 37th in the West Region. Jack Pearce followed closely behind in 27th. His time of 30:30.17 was just off his PR of 30:16.68, which he set two weeks ago in Los Angeles and ranks fifth on the GU all-time list.

In the final race of the day, which started at 10:45 p.m., Sumner Goodwin finished his 10,000 meters at 30:07.63 and placed third. The redshirt sophomore's time is fourth in program history, right behind Fraley's finish at last season's Mt. SAC Relays.

"Excellent showing by Sumner who ran negative splits 15:10-14:57 with his group not hitting the pace he initially needed to break 30 minutes," Director of Gonzaga Track Pat Tyson said. "Still he fought hard for 25 laps in his first 10K!"

Dillon Quintana came in 16th place in the race. He improved his two-week old personal record with a time of 30:35.54. The junior moved from 10th to ninth in GU history with the finish. Max Kaderabek was 21st place Thursday, with a time of 30:43.61.

"Jack, Dillon and Max fought hard too but felt the effects of tired leg syndrome," Tyson said. "They all ran hard in the 10,000 at UCLA two weeks ago. But, they wanted to attempt it again and still got some good stuff out of it."

Seven of the current top-10 Gonzaga men's 10,000-meter times have been set at the Mt. SAC Relays, including all of the top-five marks. Of those seven Mt. SAC marks, they all have been set in the past three seasons, with the top-four coming in the last two years.

Casey Adams ran the seventh-fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase time in men's program history. His time of 9:25.92 placed him 18th in his section and 35th overall.

Twenty-three Zags will represent GU at the Oregon Relays Friday. Vince Hamilton, Danny Lunder and Andy Thomas begin the day for the Bulldogs in the men's 5,000 meters at 1:10 p.m. Seven Gonzaga women follow in the 1,500 meters at 1:35 p.m. Live video and results will be available on



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