"Joey ran great yet again, which is not a surprise," said Montoro. "He is a special athlete who is just scratching the surface of his potential."
"Kaitlin had an excellent performance," said Montoro. "She made all the right moves to give herself the best chance at winning her heat and it resulted in a new personal best."
Sophomore Adrian Hinojosa, who got trapped near the back of the pack during the opening quarter, rallied in the race with 700 meters to go, and ultimately finished fifth in a season-best 3:56.50.
"Adrian stepped down from his 5k training today and opened up with his best time from last season in the 1500m," said Montoro. "Tactically he learned some things today and is primed for an outstanding season."
Junior Audrey Hiatt competed in the off-distance 2,000 meter steeple chase, tying her career best of 7:24.38. Her effort was good enough for sixth place.
"Kayla competed really well considering the training she has missed, and Elsa fought really hard, which I think helped Kayla work her way back up on the bell lap" said Montoro.
"We are looking forward to the next three weeks of training and racing!"