Track opens 2018

Photo courtesy of | Senior Allison Sinning placed 26th in the the 3000-meter run with a time of 10:18:23 at the Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, Ky. last weekend.

The 2018 season began this past weekend for the Xavier track and field teams. Xavier opened the new year at the Kentucky Invitational at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.

Coming into the event, the team was prepared to go up against tough competition. Schools such as Ohio State, University of Cincinnati, Louisville and Indiana were just a few of the teams Xavier was up against.

While facing off against these teams posed a great challenge, it also gave the squad a chance to gain experience for upcoming events.

The men were able to secure three top-20 finishes. Junior Grayson Jenkins was one of the top finishers, placing 15th in the one-mile run with a time of 4:21.62. Senior Nolan Daniels also placed 15th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.41.

Freshman Luke English rounded out Xavier’s top male runners for the weekend with a 20th place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.98.

On the women’s side, they were faced with tougher competition. Senior Sarah Clark put up the best performance for the team with a 17th-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.13.

Senior Allison Sinning placed 26th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:18.23. Junior Kara Robinson also placed 26th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.25.

The Musketeers look to build on these performances at their next meet, the Gladstein Invitational, on Jan. 19-20 in Bloomington, Ind.

By: Colin Cooper ~Staff Writer~