By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~
Xavier track and field traveled to Huntington, W. Va., for the Thundering Herd Invitational last Friday, hosted by Marshall University. Xavier competed against schools such as Georgia State University, Belmont University, Ohio University, Saint Louis University and the University of Toledo.
Coming off of a successful indoor season, the men’s and women’s teams set 17 personal records at the Thundering Herd Invitational.
On the men’s side, the Musketeers had four top-10 finishers. Junior Zachary Polk finished fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.94, and senior Russell Platt finished seventh in the same event with a 6.97. Platt also finished eighth in the 200-meter dash with a 22.16. Senior Grant Parelli took sixth in the 800-meter run with 1:54.67.
Xavier women had five top-10 finishers, three of which were in the 3,000-meter run. Freshman Alondra Hoyos finished seventh with a time of 10:12., junior Gina Genco finished ninth with a 10:15.25 and junior Allison Sinning finished 10th with a 10:16.26. Senior Sydney Larkin took eighth in the 400-meter run with 57.14.
Outside of the 3,000-meter, sophomore Kara Robinson broke her own school record when she took seventh place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.84.
The Musketeers have two more meets before the Big East Indoor Championships. Next week, Xavier returns to action at the Akron Invitational at the University of Akron. The Musketeers then compete in the Spire D1 Invitational in Geneva, Ohio, on Feb. 10. The Big East Indoor Championships take place on Feb. 24, in Staten Island, N.Y.