Musketeers Led By Outstanding Rookie Performance at Stan Lyons Invitational
April 25, 2010
CINCINNATI- Sabrina Johnson shined in her Xavier track and field debut at the Stan Lyons Invitational Saturday, April 24 by capturing first place in the discus throw with a distance of 43.95 meters. Two other Musketeers also captured first place honors and two team records fell. Several key athletes were rested during the meet in preparation for the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships next weekend, but that did not stop XU from excelling.
Sophomore sprinter Nick Williams continued his reign atop the sprinting races. He won the 200-meter dash in a time of 21.74. He also placed second in the 100-meter dash with a flat 11 seconds. Kurtis Polacek also broke the top 10 in the 100-meters with a time of 11.50. Ryan Ulmer and Desmond Dodd performed well in the 400-meter dash earning fifth and tenth place with times of 50.05 and 52.24 respectively.
Ben Nathan earned ninth place in the 800-meter dash with a time of 1:57.03. Keith Albrektson was the top XU finisher in the 1,500-meter run, placing 16th with a time of 4:01.55. Joe Ryan led the way in the 5,000-meters with a time of 16:03.08 which gave him 17th place.
The jumper duo of Derek LeBlanc and David Gibson also were in the top of their respective events. LeBlanc won the triple jump with a distance of 13.70 meters. Gibson placed third in the long jump with a leap of 6.62 meters. LeBlanc came in fifth with a jump of 6.35 meters.
Both 4x100-meter relay teams broke school records and came in first place. The men had a time of 42.08 and the women cruised around the track in 48.35.
The women were led by an outstanding rookie performance by Sabrina Johnson. In her first intercollegiate track and field meet, she won the discus event and her nearest competitor was three meters behind her.
Emily Tyler earned a third place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.40. She came back later on to compete in the 400-meter hurdles in which she earned seventh place with a time of 1:06.57.
Rookie Kristen Bennett came in seventh in the 100-mter dash with a time of 13.24. Lauryn Dugan finished just outside the top 10 with a time of 13.50. Rachel Clark shined once again in the 800-meter run, coming in fifth place with a time of 2:14.64. Kaitlin Price, Bethany Moore and Grace Venzor all finished in the top 20 with times of 2:20.43, 2:20.76 and 2:22.15 respectively.
The Musketeers are back in action next weekend as they compete in the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships. Stay tuned to GOXAVIER.com for more information.