Women's Track & Field Places Sixth at Benedictine Twilight; Drake Relays Round-Up

Ariel Butzine
Ariel Butzine

April 27, 2013

April 27, 2013

Benedictine Twilight Results

LISLE, Ill.- The UIC men's track & field team collected its first team title of the outdoor season Friday, when the Flames racked up 103 points to pull away from the 14-team field. Between the men's and women's teams, UIC collected six individual titles and a total of five second-place finishes.  Meanwhile, at the 104th Drake Relays, the foursome of Jaime Johnson, Rebecca Zaiter, Emma Preston and Tess Ehrhardt finished 12th in the Distance Medley Relay.  

UIC's closest competitor on the men's side was Illinois State, which scored 101 team points. The Flames also defeated the likes of Marquette, Loyola and North Central. The women's team finished sixth in the 15-team field, just four points shy of fifth-place Wisconsin.  UIC's DMR foursome crossed the finishing line in 11:58.27 in Des Moines.

Anthony Hollingsworthenjoyed a dominant individual performance, finishing first in both the 100-meter (10.77 seconds) and 200-meter dash (21.88 seconds). He also anchored the first-place 4x100 meter relay, which crossed the finish line in 41.48 seconds.

Richmond Richter also took home medalist honors in the triple jump (14.46 meters). Recording second-place finishes on the men's side was Ryan Blackmon in the 400-meter dash (48.96 seconds), Gunnar Sterne in the 800-meter run (1:53.30) and Martin Hunterin the 200-meter dash (21.97 seconds). The men's 4x400 relay also took second, crossing the finishing line in 3:19.31.

On the women's side, senior Ariel Butzine captured the individual title in the 800-meter run (57.00 seconds), while senior Andrea Crump leaped 11.79 meters en route to medalist honors in the triple jump. Senior Aimee Schuhfinished second in the 100-meter hurdles (14.88 seconds), and third in the long jump (5.42 meters).

Stay tuned to this weekend for updates on UIC's contingent that made the trip to Des Moines, Iowa for 107th Drake Relays.