Craig Krcal will compete on day one of the Gladstein Invite.
Jan. 19, 2012
CINCINNATI - Xavier track and field will make its first trip out of Ohio, as it travels this weekend to Bloomington, Ind. to take part in the two-day Gladstein Invite held at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse on the campus of Indiana University.
This will be the third meet of the season, and first time the Musketeers will run in back-to-back weekends. Last weekend, Xavier participated at the Doug Raymond Invite at Kent State and saw three school records fall, and one other tied.
Sophomore Evan Betts stole the show in the meet setting a new school record for the second consecutive week in the 60-meter high hurdles. His new time of 8.56 shattered his previous time of 8.72, which he did in his first race of the season.
This weekend's meet will begin on Friday with sophomore Adi Taraska participating in the women's shot put at 4 p.m. Events on the 200-meter track begin shortly after with the women's 3,000-meter run.
Only one other field event will feature a Musketeer on Friday. Sophomore Craig Krcal, who placed sixth last week, will once again try to have a strong meet for the Musketeers in the men's pole vault.
On the track several other races, including several distance races, the 400-meter dash, and the preliminaries of the 60-meter dash will take place on Friday. Runners to keep an eye on the women's side include seniors Emily Tyler and Brittani Peltz, sophomores Nia Williams and Marikka Joseph in the sprints and senior Caylin Howell, sophomore Ashley Vincent, and junior Rachel Clark in the distances.
For the men expect the usual cast of characters headlining the first day of events. Seniors Nick Williams and Kurtis Polacek will run in the 60-meter prelims again. Williams broke a school record last week in the 60-meter dash. Betts will look to lower his time on Friday in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles as well.
Teams return to the track on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. for the women's 200-meter dash. The meet will conclude later that afternoon with the men's 4x400-meter relay.