Xavier Track And Field Competes Against Top Tier Teams Out West
April 21, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
CINCINNATI- This weekend the Xavier track and field teams participated in the Mt. SAC Relays at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. and in the Beach Invite at Long Beach State University in Long Beach, Calif. where the squads competed against nationally ranked teams from across the country, including Arizona, Arkansas, Texas and Oregon. The Musketeers came away with several high place finishes against the strong field of competitors.
At the Mt. SAC Relays, senior Tom Ohlman took fifteenth place in the 3000m Steeplechase Olympic Development Elite division, while senior sisters Clare Fischer and Abby Fischer both ran the 10000m. Clare Fischer ran in the Invite Elite section and took tenth place with a time of 34:21.21 and Abby Fischerran in the Silver Elite section where she crossed twenty-eighth with a time of 36:09.06.
Seniors Anna Ahlrichs and Jessica Albers, junior Audrey Ramos and sophomore Sarah Mazzei also competed against the top tier teams at the Relays. Ahlrichs ran in the 3000m Steeplechase Open A section and placed fifteenth with a time of 10:48.03 and Mazzei ran the 10000m Open B division and finished with a time of 37:39.89.
Ramos and Albers both ran the 5000m. Ramos ran in the Open B group taking twentieth and finishing with a time of 16:59.29, while Albers ran in the Open C group crossing tenth with a time of 17:07.04.
Members from the teams also competed in the Beach Invite. Senior Craig Krcal took nineteen in the pole vault (4.73m) and twenty-eighth in javelin (49.67m) and junior John Kolibabplaced fifth in the high jump (2.00m).
Junior Matt Orlando ran the 800m in a time of 1:56.58, while sophomore Connor Buchholz and junior Corey Zielinskiran the 1500m. Buchholz crossed in a time of 3:56.13 (34th) and Zielinski in a time of 3:59.15 (53rd).
Sophomore Mercedes Oliver threw in both the hammer throw and discus. In the hammer throw, she reached a distance of 42.75m placing thirty-third and placed forty-fifth in the discus throw with a distance of 38.16m. Sophomore Onya Edwardsfinished thirty-fifth in the long jump with a distance of 5.23m.
The Musketeers compete in the Penn Relays next week April 24, 25 and 26 in Philadelphia, Penn.