CHICAGO, IL - The Scarlet Hawks competed at the University of Chicago's in their annual Chicago Duals Championships this past Saturday, and continued to shatter school records. The men posted 5 wins and 5 losses in the dual meet scoring format. The Men of IIT were victorious against UIC, Loyola, Robert Morris College, North Park University, and Roosevelt University.
For the men, sophomore Phil Cano set an impressive indoor school and personal record in the 800m run, winning silver among collegiate runners in a time of 1:59.48. Teammates Wes Villalobos and Kenny Murphy finished on his heels with times of 2:02 and 2:03respectively. Newcomers Kraig Van Wieringen (2:14) and Brian Lyles (2:15) also ran the 800m. In the Mile, senior Phil Theisen made a major breakthrough, setting a personal and school record with a time of 4:32.47, trailed by Andrew Montague with a 4:41, recently coming off of an injury. Freshman Colin McQuone also had an impressive first outing. He completing the 400m dash in a time of 55.53 seconds, ran his leg of the DMR in 2:07 and finished with a solid performance on the men's "A" mile relay team. Junior Kevin Logan in his first competition of the year set a school personal record in the 200m dash, finishing strong with a time of 25.7 seconds. In the 3000m race, Brock Williams ran a time of 10:00, followed by a breakthrough performance from Peter Lau (10:44), a strong post injury effort from John Pasowicz (10:58) and a personal records for Felipe Prada (10:59). Zach Gates was the lone entry in the men's 5k and muscled through to a 8th place finish with a time of 16:49. In the long jump Izzy Radzik recorded a distance of 4.51 meters
In the relays IIT's men performed well. The Distance Medley Relay placed 5th in a time of 11:37 (E. Montague, Van Wieringen, McQuone, Lyles). The 4x400m relays were exciting to watch; the 'B' team (A. Montague, Thiesen, Van Wieringen, Lyles) posted a solid time of 3:46.73, but their achievement was quickly overshadowed by teammates Cano, Villalobos, E. Montague, and McQuone. The 'A' team's stellar performance of 3:39.39 set a new school record by over three seconds.
The Hawks' next meet will be Saturday, February 4th at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's Track and Field Classic at 10 am.