Musketeers close season at Big East Championships

The Xavier track and field team closed out the winter indoor season at the Big East Indoor Championships on Monday. 

Day one of the two-day meet proved to be quite the competition for Xavier.

Junior Anna Kostarellis took home the bronze medal in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:25.95.

Following her was sophomore Hannah Russell, who came in seventh place competing in the 800-meter run.

Fellow sophomore Courtney Klatt and freshman Parker Hopkins finished 11th and 12th respectively in the one-mile and 800-meter runs.

Russell and Klatt moved on to participate in the final event for each race.

The Musketeers posted seven personal best records on the day.

From the men’s side, freshman Lucas Houk finished top 10 in the mile alongside a 12th place finish from junior Brady Harless. Both runners went on to compete in their final races respectively.

Senior Kevin Menyes came in at just under two minutes in the 800-meter dash, placing him in 12th and freshman Gus Nations IV finished in 15th place with a personal best 23.05 in the 200-meter event.

All four of Xavier’s top finishers recorded a personal best.

After the first day, Xavier came in last place in both men’s and women’s total scoring with two and nine points apiece.

Day two proved to be more of the same for the Musketeers.

Kostarellis posted solid results in both the 5,000 and 3,000-meter dashes finishing in third and fourth place with times of 16:25.95 and 9:34.42 respectively.

Russell also had a nice end to the championships, coming in fifth place in the 800-meter run at a time of 2:12.84.

Nine Musketeers combined to post personal records at the Big East Championships.

Xavier fell behind the pack in the final scoring column with the men’s team ending up at nine points and the women’s team at twenty-two.

The outdoor track and field season begins on March 20 at the Blizzard Buster hosted by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.