Records Fall At Feverish Pace At Stanford Invitational
April 6, 2012
PALO ALTO, Calif. - School records fell under assault on Friday as the Xavier track and field team took to the surface at the Stanford Invitational, one of the nation's largest and most competitive outdoor meets of the season.
In all, four school records were broken on Friday with one race remaining late in the night. Events fell in both the distance and sprints with senior Nick Williams, junior Rachel Clark, and sophomores Tom Ohlman and Ashley Vincent each setting new marks.
Clark had one of the biggest performances breaking her older sister's record in the 1,500-meter run. She finished the run in 4:28.58, besting the old mark by more than two full seconds.
Williams started off his weekend turning in a 10.68 in the 100-meter dash, a new program best that was good enough for him to qualify for the finals later in the evening. He clocked a 10.78 in the finals giving him an eighth-place finish out of 56 competitors.
In the distance events, Ohlman grabbed a 9:03.09 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Vincent ran a 16:34.74 in the 5,000-meter run. Vincent shattered the old school best of 16:52.28 that she set last weekend at the Alabama Relays. Ohlman slipped by the old record in his event by over a second.
Senior Caylin Howell had a personal best alongside Vincent in the 5,000-meter run with her time of 16:53.60.
On schedule for Saturday will be Williams running the 200-meter dash and Clark running in the 800-meter run. Sophomore Clare Fischer is schedule to run at 1:06 a.m. ET Saturday in the 10,000-meter run.