Xavier Competes In Rough Conditions At RedHawk Invitational
April 28, 2012
OXFORD, Ohio - Unfavorable weather conditions greeted the Xavier track and field teams on Saturday at the RedHawk Invitational resulting in mixed outcomes in the final weekend before the conference meet.
The Musketeers were forced to compete in wet, windy, and cold conditions at Saturday's meet held at the George L. Rider Track on the campus of Miami University.
Senior Emily Tyler was the top runner for Xavier as she took first in the 100-meter hurdles and second in the 100-meter dash. She posted a 14.94 in the hurdles - her top event - and later ran a 12.83 in the dash.
Sophomore Jessica Albers turned in a second-place finish in the 5,000-meter run. Her time of 18:19.14 is a career-best and helped snag the highest finish of her collegiate career.
Senior Nia Williams set a personal best in the long jump with a leap of 5.00 meters (16-05.00), which was almost a foot longer than her previous-best distance.
Freshman John Kolibab was the men's top finisher. He cleared a height of 1.88 meters (6-02.00) to place second in the high jump. Senior Brian Armstrong earned a pair of third-place finishes for Xavier. He ran an 11.75 in the 100-meter dash and 23.61 in the 200-meter dash.
Xavier will travel to Amherst, Mass. for the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begins on Saturday. The Musketeers exceled at this year's indoor conference meet winning two individual titles, earning seven medals, and setting new school records for team points.