Sophomore Jake Dibattista heaved the longest shot put for a male athlete in four years this past weekend in Bloomington.
Feb. 11, 2013
CINCINNATI- The Xavier men’s and women’s track and field teams had one final tune-up for the Atlantic 10 Championships when they competed at the Hoosier Hills Invitational this past weekend. While some of the top competitors for both sides did not run, many new personal records fell in Bloomington.
The top performer for the women’s side this past weekend was freshman Onya Edwards as she broke her own record in the long jump, which she set in her first ever event of her college career back in December at the Oiler Opener. Her distance of 17’06.50 this weekend bested her original record of 17’00.50. She also competed in the triple jump and finished with a distance of 35’05.75, narrowly missing her personal record in that event as well.
On the men’s side, sophomore Jake Dibattista was one of the top performers of the Hoosier Hills meet, beating out his personal record in the shot put by five feet. His distance of 44’07.00, which is four feet short of the school record of 48’06.00, is the longest distance in the men’s shot put since the record was set in the 2009 Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships.
Other notable finishes for the women’s side includes junior Susannah Shelley’s fifth place finish with a time of 1:39.72 in the 600-meter, a new personal record by two seconds and one second short of senior Rachel Clark’s school record of 1:38.00 which she set at the Indiana Relays. Sophomore Audrey Ramos finished the one mile in sixth place with a personal best time of 5:11.73.
Other finishes for the men’s side include senior Evan Betts’ school record time of 8.43 in the 60-meter hurdles, beating his own school record of 8.45 which he set at the Indiana Relays a couple weeks ago. Junior Keith Schenkel, whose time of 8:55.93 beat his personal record by five seconds and is the first time under the nine minute mark of his career. Junior Craig Krcal missed his own personal record in the pole vault by one inch and sophomore Connor Buchholz set a personal record in the one mile with his time of 4:22.13.
Both Xavier squads will travel to Kingston, Rhode Island this upcoming weekend for the Atlantic 10 Championships and all information about the meet can be found by following the link at the top of the page.
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