Mackinnon Smashes 10k School Record at Stanford Invite, Men’s Distance Squad Trending Upwards

The Cornell men’s distance squad showed up in force on April 1 to the Stanford Invite, one of the biggest meets in the country. Leading the charge was senior Perry Mackinnon in the second heat of the 10,000-meter event last weekend. Mackinnon won his heat and beat many athletes in the heat above him with a time of 28:33, breaking the previous 29-year-old school record by nearly 27 seconds. “I just knew during the warmup that it would be a good day for me. I’ve done enough of these races to know when I feel that good on the warm up that it’s going to be a good day for me.