"We got what we needed out of it," MSU coach Koby Styles said. "It was a relaxed atmosphere, but we got a lot of out of it. I was really excited about how we competed in the 1,500. We got better today."
Flores paced a season opening time of 4:46.78 to lead a trio of MSU runners to break the 5-minute mark followed by junior Cristina Alcantar (4:56.50) and junior Michelle Krezonoski (4:59.47).
Alcantar, Melody Caldwell, Danielle Chavarria and Maranda Rodriguez set a new school record in the 4x400-meter relay clocking a time of 4:17.93 as the Mustangs raced four teams.
C.J. Frizzell, Janel Campbell, Kim Krezonoski and Maira Salinas took second with a time of 4:25.89 followed by Flores, Brittany Adams, Michelle Krezonoski and Cara Mack (4:34.50) while Emma Ramirez, Gabby Ruiz, Abigail Gonzalez and Carrie Finson claimed fourth (4:40.67).
Midwestern State competes in Rice's 31st Victor Lopez Classic next weekend in Houston.
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