Feb. 12, 2000
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Stanford distance medley relay team set an American collegiate indoor record Friday night in winning from start-to-finish at the Tyson Track & Field Invitational at the University of Arkansas.
The team of Gabe Jennings, Evan Kelty, Michael Stember and Jonathon Riley ran the distance in 9:30.19, breaking by nearly three seconds the old record of 9:33.00 set by UCLA at the NCAA Indoor Championships last year.
"This is a record we had been shooting for, and the kids did a great job," said Vin Lananna, Stanford's Director of Track & Field. "And I believe we can run faster. The crowd was appreciative of our effort, and cheered us along the way."
Jennings ran the first leg (1,200 meters) of the distance medley relay in 2:52.2. Kelty ran 48.9 in the 400 meters on Stanford's second leg. Stember ran 1:47.6 in the 800 meters on the team's third leg, and Riley ran a 4:00.00 in the 1,600 meters to seal the victory.
Stanford won by ten seconds.