Craig Krcal, John Kolibab And Mercedes Oliver Represent Track And Field Team.
Musketeers Finish By Setting More School Records And Personal Bests.
Musketeers Set Multiple School Records And Personal Best On The Day.
Musketeers Will Use Meet As A Chance To Get Into Championship Form.
Musketeers Have Strong Performances At Both IU And IPFW.
Xavier had three athletes win medals on the first day of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The men's tennis A-10 tournament highlights this week's Olympic sports action. Baseball hosts Rhode Island, golf plays in state, and track and field heads to Tennessee.
On Friday sophomore Craig Krcal took home second place in the men's pole vault. He cleared 14-09.00 on his way to taking his first individual medal.
The 2012 edition of the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championship begins Friday. Members of the team talk about the expectations and who to watch for this weekend.
Xavier's Olympic sports have a busy weekend with the swimming team taking on two meets and the track and field team competing in its biggest meet of the season.
2012-13: Competed in three events during the 2012-13 indoor season and finished in the top-10 each time ... Broke the school record in the pole vault with a height of 4.80-meters (15-09.00) at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... Won the pole vault event at the A-10 Championships, making the junior the first Musketeer to ever win first overall in a field event in a conference championship meet ... Was one of two Musketeers named to the A-10 Academic All-Conference team for the indoor season after his impressive academic semester and finish at the A-10 Indoor Championship ... Other top-10 finishes include eighth in the pole vault at the Indiana Relays with a height of 4.40-meters (14-05.25) and tenth at the Hoosier Hills Invite with a height of 4.52-meters (14-10.00) ... Competed in seven events during the 2013 outdoor season ... Had five top-10 finishes including second overall in the javelin at the Early Bird Relays with a distance of 52.15-meters ... Finished fifth in the javelin at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational with a distance of 46.49-meters ... Finished seventh in the pole vault twice in the pole vault at the Miami Invitational (4.50-meters) and the Atlantic 10 Championships (4.50-meters) ... Finished ninth in the pole vault with a height of 4.60-meters and fifteenth in the javelin with a distance of 40.80-meters at the Sea Ray Relays
2011-12: Competed in six events during the 2011-12 indoor season ... Earned two top-10 finishes in the pole vault, including second overall at the Atlantic 10 Championship with a personal best distance of 4.50-meters ... Ran a personal best of 23.44 in the 200-meter at the Golden Flash Gala ... Competed in four events during the 2012 outdoor season ... Earned a third place finish, personal best, and school record in the pole vault at the Atlantic 10 Championship with a distance of 4.65 meters
2010-11: Competed in ten events during his rookie year as a Musketeer ... Ran personal bests of 12.12 in the 100-meter at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational, 24.84 in the 200-meter at the Golden Flash Invitational ... Personal bests of 4.54-meters in the pole vault at the Cedarville Invitational, and 40.38-meters in the javelin throw at the All-Ohio Championship
High School: Named most valuable field athlete at St. Ignatius for 2010 ... A school record holder in the pole vaulter with a best mark 14' 9" ... A District Champion pole vaulter his junior and senior seasons ... A member of the football team for two seasons and cross country squad for one year
Personal: Born June 27, 1992 ... A Biology major... Has two siblings ... Son of Craig and Erica Krcal ... A part of the Honors Bachelor of Arts program