Men's Track And Field Places Sixth At Horizon League Indoor Championships
Milwaukee, Wis. - Sophomore Whitney Burns took home a pair of top-three finishes as the University of Illinois at Chicago men's track and field squad placed sixth overall at the Horizon League Championships, hosted by UW-Milwaukee, at the Klotsche Center on Sunday afternoon.
Youngstown State captured the men's title with 116 points, followed by Loyola (99 points), Detroit (91), UW-Milwaukee (85), Butler (72) and UIC (55).
"It was nice to see the good number of personal-records this weekend," UIC head coach Jim Knoedel said. "All in all, we competed much better this year and improved in a majority of the events.
"We'll do even better in the outdoor season," Knoedel continued. "This was a very good meet to end the indoor season."
Burns placed second overall in the 800-meter run with a mark of 1:55.20. Burns was also a member of the third-place 4x400 relay squad of Danny Smith, Wilmer Fernandez and Ramon Arrieta that crossed the finish line in 3:26.43.
Senior jump specialist Jon Smith placed third overall in the triple-jump with a season-best mark of 45'4 ?". Junior Kevin Mitchem, in his first meet of the season, placed third in the high jump with a leap of 6'4 ?".
UIC will be back in action on Saturday, as they will travel to South Bend, Indiana to participate in the Alex Wilson Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame.