Xavier runs in five relay events on Saturday.
April 13, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Day one of Xavier's track and field weekend at the Sea Ray Relays, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium, saw one school record and eight top five finishes.
Senior Emily Tyler broke her own record in the women's 100-meter hurdles to kick off the day's events for the Musketeers. The hurdler clocked a 14.43 in the event that was good enough for 16th place at the meet.
The top finisher for Xavier on Friday was sophomore Abby Fischer who placed second (36:39.55) in the 10,000-meter run. She was followed by sophomore Chelsea Hoffmaster in fourth (37:43.88) and junior Calesse Cardosi (38:33.84) in fifth place.
Xavier snagged third, fourth, and fifth in the men's 1,500-meter run. Freshman Connor Buchholz took the third spot (3:59.67), freshman Corey Zielinski (4:02.78) placed fourth, and sophomore Keith Schenkel rounded out the top (4:04.93) five runners in the event.
Senior Caylin Howell led the group of Musketeer women's runners in the 1,500-meter run. She placed fourth with a time of 4:35.20 in the race.
Junior Hank Geer was the top finisher for Xavier in the men's 10,000-meter run. He paced the Musketeers with a time of 30:43.53.
The Musketeers return to the track on Saturday to compete in five relay events. The women have entered teams in the 4x200- and 4x800-meter relays. The men have teams competing in the 4x100-, 4x200-, and 4x800-meter relays.
Xavier also has freshman John Kolibab competing in the men's high jump, David Gibson participating in the men's long jump, and sophomore Adi Taraska throwing in the women's shot put.