March 25, 2013
HOUSTON - Louisiana Tech’s Paul Sakit and Matt Wolfe ran career record times in the 1,500m competing against some of the nation’s top mid-distance runners in the Distance Carnival at the Victor Lopez Invitational hosted by Rice in Houston.
Sakit ran 3:50.16, topping his previous career time of 4:00.44 as he finished seventh overall. Teammate Matt Wolfe beat his old personal record time by a half-second, running 3:53.02 and finishing 11th overall.
Additionally, Tech’s Tom Stringer ran 4:07.21 to finish 31st.
Sakit’s time of 3:50.16, seventh in Houston, would have finished first at the SEC-Big Ten Challenge while Wolfe would have finished fourth in Starkville showing how challenging the Victor Lopez Invitational is mid-distance races.
In the 800m Drakarius Smith ran 1:56.78, a personal record for himself by a second, as he finished 29th overall.
LA Tech heads to the Texas Relays this week with four-day meet beginning on Wednesday.
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