Wildcats open indoor season at School of Mines

Alberto Rodriguez
Alberto Rodriguez

GOLDEN – Normally the indoor track and field season is a lead-up to the spring outdoor campaign, but not this year for Alberto Rodriguez.

The Johnson & Wales University senior is not eligible for the spring outdoor season, so he's giving it everything he has for the winter slate, which began for the Wildcat men on Friday at the Mines Alumni Classic & Multi.

Rodriguez (San Jacinto, CA.) won his heat of the 1-mile run with at time of 4:35.68, good for fifth-place overall. Rodriguez was also fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:05.23.

"It is going to be a little bit different," Rodriguez said. "Right off the bat I want to make sure that I'm giving it my all. I don't want to make this a preemptive season to outdoor."

Rodriguez paced himself perfectly to win his heat of the 1 mile over Kenny Rennick (unattached), waiting for the second half of the race to make his move and vault to the front of the pack. John Jacob was ninth in the 800 while Bryce Moore took 10th in both the 800 and 1 mile.


JWU Denver Results    
Casey Carrigan 60 M 8.22
Desi Gibson 60 M 8.23
Zachary Wilson 60 M 8.54
Justin Defoe 60 M 8.60
Jeffry Love 60 M 8.70
Desi Gibson 200 M 27.23
Casey Carrigan 200 M 28.31
Zachary Wilson 200 M 28.44
Justin Defoe 200 M 28.78
Jeffry Love 200 M 31.04
Alan Almeida 400 M 54.01
John Jacob 400 M 58.03
Alberto Rodriguez 800 M 2:05.23
John Jacob 800 M 2:12.18
Bryce Moore 800 M 2:14.14
Noah Llerandi 800 M 2:22.82
Cody Lane 800 M 2:24.77
Alan Almeida 800 M 2:32.43
Evan Salazar 800 M 2:59.56
Alberto Rodriguez 1 Mi 4:35.68
Bryce Moore  1 Mi 4:49.79
Noah Llerandi 1 Mi 4:55.81
Cody Lane 1 Mi 5:13.35
Evan Salazar 1 Mi 6:26.00