Xavier Track And Field Set Multiple Personal Records And Season-Bests In Oxford
April 27, 2014
CINCINNATI - Xavier track and field participated in the Redhawk Invitational yesterday at Miami (Ohio) University. The team had several athletes place high in multiple events, while setting both season-bests and personal records including junior John Kolibab who broke the school record in the high jump.
Kolibab broke the school record by clearing a height of 2.04m, earning him second place overall in the event. Freshman Russell Platt added to the day by setting personal records in both the 100m and 200m. In the 100m, Platt finished with a time of 10.85 placing seventh and in the 200m crossed fourth with a time of 21.98.
Freshmen Dimitrious Dimitroff and Brett Neugebauer also both had two personal records. Dimitroff placed ninth in the 100m with a time of 11.01 and sixth in the 200m with a time of 22.28. Neugebauer took ninth in the javelin with a distance of 41.37m and ninth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.09.
Senior Chris Hanson ran a season-best in the 1500m by finishing twenty-first with a time of 4:15.09.
The women's 4x100m relay team of freshmen Kristine Johnston, Monica Mannings, Victoria Chiller and Brenna McGrath had a season-best performance by finishing in a time of 49.42, taking sixth place. Johnston, Chiller and Mannings also contributed with personal records in the 200m and 100m. Johnston and Chiller ran the 200m and finished with times of 25.90 (10th) and 26.28 (13th), respectively, and Mannings crossed in a time of 12.37, earning twelfth.
Freshman Haley Jerabek took fifth in the 5K with a time of 2:20.03, while senior Susannah Shelley crossed seventh in the 1500m with a time of 4:46.93. Sophomore Emily Kuhn also ran in the 1500m and set a personal record with a time of 5:33.75.
Senior Carrie Kurish ran the last race of her Xavier career in the 800m and finished with a time of 2:49.87.
The Musketeers will tune up for the BIG EAST Championships in two weeks by competing in the Stan Lyons Invitational at Butler University this Saturday, May 3.