Men's Track and Field Finishes Third At Puma Invitational|
April 25, 2005
Rensselaer, Ind. - University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore Terrell Williams took home three, first-place marks to propel the men's track and field squad to a third-place finish at the Fifth Annual Puma Invitational, hosted by St. Joseph, on Saturday afternoon.
Williams picked up the long jump title with a season-best leap of 6.83 meters, along with wins in the triple jump (13.22 meters) and the javelin (43.66 meters).
Saint Joseph won the overall title with 194 points, followed by Taylor (173), UIC (88) and Indianapolis (60).
Sophomore distance specialist Jim Sulzberger captured the 3,000-meter steeplechase title with a mark of 10:08.62, while teammate Bob Dron finished close behind with a second-place finish of 10:18.5.
Senior Mikhail Davidyan rounded out the winners for UIC on the afternoon, with a first-place finish in the 5,000-meter run (15:30.60). Freshman Joseph Mbari placed third in the event with a mark of 15:44.02.
Freshman Jorge Flores rounded out the top-three finishers for the Flames, with a third-place time of 4:20.05 in the 1,500-meter run.
UIC will be back in action on Saturday morning, as they will travel to Bloomington-Normal, Ill., to participate in the Redbird Invitational, hosted by Illinois State, at 9:00 a.m.