Xavier Wraps Up Gladstein Invite Meet With Sprinter Successes
Jan. 21, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sophomore Adi Taraska had a record-breaking day in the women's weight throw and senior Nick Williams finally slipped under seven seconds in the men's 60-meter dash as the Xavier track and field team concluded competition at the Gladstein Invite on Saturday.
Taraska - who threw yesterday in the shot put - returned and had an impressive performance in the weight throw, breaking the school record on three straight attempts. She started with a distance of 11.85 meters and followed it up with a heave of 12.03, and finally 12.35 meters. She set the previous school record of 11.83 meters last weekend.
On the track Williams set a school record clocking a 6.99 in the finals of the 60-meter dash to take seventh place. It was the second straight day that Williams, a school record holder in nine individual events, set a mark in the event. He also ran in the 200-meter invitational finals and finished fifth with a time of 22.17.
Running in her first 600-meter race of the year sophomore Suzannah Shelley clocked a time of 1:41.34, which set a new school record by more than two full seconds. She set the school's previous best of 1:43.98 last year at the Findlay Open.
Another strong performance was turned in by senior Kelsey Erlenbaugh who registered her third top five finish of the season. She set a season best with a time of 2:18.68 in the 800-meter dash and shaved off about 1.5 seconds from her previous time in the event.
Xavier competed teams in the both the men's and women's 4x400-meter relays. The women, aided by a strong split from senior Brittani Peltz turned in a 4:03.45, just a full second under the previous best on the year. The men's team, running as a relay squad for the first time, crossed the finish line in a time of 3:31.49.
Next up for the Musketeers will be a return trip back to the Indiana University campus next weekend for the Hoosier Relays.