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Weekend success for Xavier track and field

By Caleb Childers
On February 22, 2012

The Xavier indoor track team set a new team record this past weekend for most points scored at the Atlantic 10 championship in Rhode Island. The women's team scored 33 points at the meet while the men's team scored 48.

The men's team was led by senior Nick Williams who won the 200-meter dash in a time of 21.85 seconds and placed sixth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.05. Williams finished the meet with a total of 13 points.

"The race was really special. Nick had been a medalist four other times without winning one. For him to win in his last indoor race is special for him," head coach Dan Flaute said.

Xavier also had strong showing from sophomore Tom Ohlman, who won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:47.31 minutes. On Saturday, Ohlman placed fifth in the 3,000-meter run to give the team a total of 14 points.

Junior Hank Geer provided a one-two punch for the Musketeers in the 5,000-meter run with a second place finish in a time of 14:52.13.

"It was an awesome feeling for Tom and Hank to finish that high up," Flaute said.

On the women's side, senior Caylin Howell provided plenty of drama. Howell tripped and fell during the mile race, but still finished in sixth place in a time of 5:03.72. Later on that day, Howell finished third in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 9:46.57.

Howell was not the only member of the women's team to score points as senior Emily Tyler placed second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.91.

Both the men's and women's teams achieved their best finishes in Atlantic 10 indoor track championship history with the men's team placing seventh out of 10 teams and the women placing 10th of out 12 teams.

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