FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 8, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian senior Brayden Barrientez posted a season-best effort in the mile to finish 13th among 34 runners on Friday afternoon at the prestigious Tyson Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Complex.
Barrientez covered the mile on the facility’s 200-meter banked track in 4:10.45, more than three seconds better than his previous best this indoor season. Only one other small-college runner finished ahead of him.
Of the 34 runners, only six weren’t from either an NCAA Division I program or a running club. Oklahoma’s Ryan Poland won the race in a time of 4:03.69
The competition to be able to run in the Tyson Invitational is fierce and only two OC runners made the cut – Barrientez and sophomore Roberto Diaz, who will run in the college 3,000 meters on Saturday.