Track & Field Completes Action at Chicagoland Championships|
April 12, 2014
Romeoville, Ill. – The men’s and women’s track & field teams concluded competition at the Chicagoland Championships Saturday evening. The women’s squad finished seventh with 54 points, and the men’s team compiled a total of 73 points finishing third.
The women were dominated on the track by freshman Imani Dixon during her second-place performance in the 400-meter dash which she finished with a time of 1:00.56.
Teammate Tess Ehrhardt placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run crossing the finish line in 4:46.91.
In the field, Latreesha Washington took home third-place in the pole vault with a mark of 3.35 meter. Teammate Ariel Gibbs earned a mark of 5.67 meters in the long jump.
Junior, Lauren Lindholm competed in the 10,000-meter run finishing in third-place with a competitive time of 36:55.97.
"Even though we finallyy got warm weather, the steady winds of 20-25 mph made it impossible to turn in fact times," said head coach Jim Knoedel. "We had three impressive wins by Seyi, Kyle and Angelos."
"Angelos ran such a smart race despite the windy conditions and then showed he was the toughest one in the field on the stretch run into the face of the wind," said Knoedel.
Seyi Ogunleye finished with competitive marks in both the long jump and triple jump. In the long jump, Ogunleye placed second with a mark of 7.05 meters, and first-place in the triple jump leaping 14.55 meters.
The Flames will continue competition on April, 19 as they compete in the DePaul Invitational and Musco Invitational.