The Saint Mary's men's and women's track teams completed their regular seasons Saturday with multiple school records and numerous personal bests, as the Gaels competed in two different west coast last-chance meets in San Francisco and Portland, Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The regular season ended with a bang under the lights for both the Gaels men's and women's squads, as Noah McDermott and Haley Dorris both set school records in their respective events at the Portland Twilight Meet at Lewis and Clark College.
Noah McDermott set a new Saint Mary's record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the second time this spring, this time cutting the record by five seconds with a time of 9 minutes, 5.13 seconds. McDermott's time ranks as the 60th-best time in the West Region and among the top-115 times in the country.
Haley Dorris also set a new school record in her event for the second time this season. She dropped her own 5,000-meter program record by nearly a full second to 17:03.61. It was a successful season for Dorris in breaking the school record twice in an event she had never run in college.
Gabe Arias-Sheridan saw his first action of the spring in the last meet of the year. The junior – redshirting this spring to prepare for cross country – ran unattached in the 10,000 and finished fourth with a time of 29:48.80.
SAN FRANCISCO — Raymond Boffman continued his recent emergence on the track in the middle distance events with another heat win and another personal record in the 1,500 meters at the San Francisco Last Chance Meet at San Francisco State's Cox Stadium.
Boffman dropped his 1,500 time to 3:54.60 while winning his heat. It was his second-straight top-10 finish in the event in as many weeks after finishing second at the Sacramento State Open last week.
Nolan Dozier capped an impressive freshman campaign on the track by shattering the Saint Mary's rookie record in the 5,000 by 10 seconds. Dozier finished eighth among a packed field with a personal best time of 14:44.98.
Samir Habash equaled his personal record in the 800 with a time of 1:55.77. Saint Mary's had three men under the two-minute mark Saturday with Boffman (1:58.16) and Jayman Peterson (1:59.01) joining Habash.
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