Outdoor track and field begins season
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:03
The Xavier track team opened its outdoor season with a strong showing at the Early Bird Relays hosted by the University of Cincinnati. The team finished the day with four victories.
Leading the team was senior Nick Williams, who won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.89 seconds.
Williams is looking to have a strong senior season of outdoor track after winning the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track Championship in the 200-meter dash.
Freshman John Kolibab won the high jump in his very first outdoor
track meet as a Musketeer.
Kolibab jumped 1.93 meters on his third attempt.
Another A-10 champion that had a strong showing on Saturday was sophomore Tom Ohlman who placed second in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:55.81.
The women’s team also had a strong showing with junior Rachel Clark winning the race in 4:36.41.She was followed by her teammate
senior Caylin Howell who was three seconds behind her in second place.
Not far behind those two was sophomore Ashley Vincent, who took fifth place with a time of 4:42.65. Senior Brittani Peltz took second
place in the 400-meter dash with an impressive time of 57.26.
Freshman Audrey Ramos made a big debut for the Musketeers with her third place finish in the women’s 5000-meter run with a time of 18:17.73.
The men’s team finished the day with 52 points and placed fourth out of 12 teams. The women’s team ended with 39 points and an eighth place finish.
This weekend the team will travel to Alabama to compete in the Alabama Relays.