Stories from Erin Vincent
Last Saturday, the Men’s Outdoor Track and Field team went to the University of Chicago to compete in the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships, a large race for the team. Schools from NCAA as well as NAIA divisions raced in the area’s largest event. The beautiful weather was a pleasant change and helped some of the men run new personal records.
The Lady Scarlet Hawks Outdoor Track and Field team competed at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships last Friday afternoon, setting many new personal records. The large meet hosted by the University of Chicago provided tough competition, helping the Hawks to their big achievements.
The cold, dreary weather made it tough for the field events and sprinters to compete at their top level at the Ted Haydon Invitational, hosted by the University of Chicago. The event last Friday was the first of the Outdoor Track and Field season at which both men‘s and women’s teams competed well and achieved personal records.
Six members of the Indoor Track and Field team traveled to SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio for the Indoor National meet. The women’s Distance Medley Relay qualified, as well as one individual each in the men’s and women’s 1000 Meter Race, all of whom competed strongly this past weekend.
This weekend members of the Indoor Track team will be travelling to Geneva, Ohio, to compete at the NAIA Indoor Nationals. To earn a spot at the meet, a competitor must run under a certain qualifying time some time during the regular season. The "A"standard qualifies automatically and guarantees a spot in the field; the "B" Standard is also enough, but a team can send no more than three competitors that have only hit the "B" standard.
In their last regular season meet, the Scarlet Hawks Indoor Track and Field team competed at the University of Chicago's Margaret Bradley Invitational. Many of the athletes had tough days with multiple events, but both men's and women's teams were 5th of 11.
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 DIII schools. Three school records were set, along with personal records for most of the team.
At the Women’s Chicagoland Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the Scarlet Hawks put forth strong efforts against some of the top teams in the nation, including many NCAA DIII schools. The women’s Distance Medley Relay hit the ‘B’ standard to qualify them for nationals, narrowly missing the ‘A’ standard. The lady Hawks were 15th of 18 teams.