Kauffmann and Thomas Break Records Yet Again at New Balance Collegiate Invitational

Phillips ran a season-best in the 800-meters.

Phillips ran a season-best in the 800-meters.

Feb. 7, 2010


NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Muskies had a great performance at this weekend’s New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory in New York City. Eight women and six men made the trip with three records broken. The caliber of competition in the Big Apple was top-notch.


Junior standout Tommy Kauffmann ran a lifetime best, while lowering his indoor 5,000-meter school record placing third in the championship division. Kauffmann crossed at 14:23.95.

Sophomore sprinter Brittani Peltz lowered her personal indoor best and school record in the 400-meter race, touring the track in 58.03.

Junior Caitlin Thomas placed fifth in the collegiate division of the 5,000-meter race, running a lifetime best and indoor school record time of 17:36.22.

There were also impressive team performances on the day in the relay races. The men’s distance medley ran the second fast time in Xavier history with a 10:19.34. Sophomore Keith Albrektson led off the relay in the 1,200-meter run crossing in 3:08. Sophomore Nick Williams picked up where Albrektson picked off running a 49 split in the 400-meter leg. Junior Ben Nathan ran the 800-meters in 1:55.76 before handing off to rookie Hank Geer who closed out the race with the 1,600-meters in a personal best time of 4:25.



The women ran their distance medley in 12:14.79. Senior Bethany Moore led off the race with a 3:44 in the 1,200-meters. Sophomore Brittani Peltz ran a 58 split in the 400-meters before handing off the senior Catherine Phillips who ran a 2:22 800-meter split. Sophomore Caylin Howell anchored the relay with a 5:09 split in the 1,600-meters.


Senior Catherine Phillips had a season-best performance in the 800-meter run with a 2:21.21 time. Grace Venzor also ran the race in 2:22.97.

Sophomore Nick Williams also posted an impressive 22.66 in the 200-meter dash college bracket.

The team travels to Bowling Green, Ohio to compete in the All-Ohio Indoor Championships February 12-13. Stay tuned to GOXAVIER.com for more information on Xavier track and field.