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XU track excels

By Caleb Childers
On February 1, 2012

The Musketeers broke many school and personal records at the Indiana Relays this weekend.

In the 800-meter run, junior Rachel Clark ran a time of 2:16.61 minutes to break the previous record by less than a second, a record held by her older sister.

Senior Brittani Peltz finished in the top 10 in the Women's 400-Meter Dash Invitational with a time of 57.75.

Senior Emily Tyler ran well in both the 60-meter dash and the 60-meter hurdles. She ran the 60-meter dash in 8.18 and placed 20th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.07.

In the 4x400- meter relay, the Musketeers ran a season-best time of 4:02.57 and placed 24th after a close finish with three other schools.

Senior Nick Williams tied his season best 60-meter dash time of 7.02. This placed him at 18th out of 55 runners. Williams continued his success by turning in a 200-meter time of 22.14 and placing seventh in the race.

The men's team also had an impressive showing in the 800-meter run with senior Ben Lawrence breaking the two-minute mark at a new personal record of 1:58:86.

Freshman Travis Hawes ran a 2:00.65 and freshman Connor Bucholz ran a 2:01.66.

Junior Hank Geer gave the Musketeers another top 10 performance by placing eighth in the 5,000-meter run at 15:13.01.

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