CHICAGO, IL - At the Men's Chicagoland Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the Scarlet Hawks performed well against some of the top teams in the nation, including many NCAA schools. Three school records were set, along with personal records for most of the team.
The day began with a strong performance from the Distance Medley Relay, setting a school record but still falling short of the national qualifying time. Ethan Montague, Wes Villalobos, Phil Cano, and Phil Theisen put together a solid run and a team time of 10:39.
In the Mile race, Andrew Montague set a personal and school record with a time of 4:32, just 37 hundredths better than the previous school record. Not far behind, and all with personal records, were Cano (4:38), the Ethan Montague (4:42), and Colin McQuone (5:01). Shortly after this event was the 800 meter race, with Theisen leading the team in a personal record time of 2:02. Kenny Murphy and Villalobos were not far behind, battling it out to at 2:04. Kraig Van Wieringen also ran well, coming in at 2:09, a new personal record. Running in both the 60 Meter Dash and the 200 Meter Dash were Tyler Haag and Kevin Logan, setting new personal records in both events. Haag ran times of 7.66 and 24.71 seconds, while Logan was not far off, with 7.76 and 25.52 seconds. The 3 Kilometer race was the last event of the day for the team, seeing four Scarlet Hawks compete and set personal records. Leading the way with the new school record was Zach Gates in a time of 9:10, a second ahead of the old record. Following him were Sam Wietlispach (9:29), Peter Lau (10:30), and John Pasowicz (10:42). For the day, twelve members of the team set personal records in their events.
The last Indoor Track and Field meet before Nationals is Saturday, February 18th at the University of Chicago's Margaret Bradley Invitational. Events will begin at 11:30am, and both men and women will compete.