Women in Sixth, Men Seventh After Day Two of Horizon League Championships
May 8, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS - The UIC men's and women's track & field teams recorded a combined 10 top-five finishes on day two of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships at the Michael A. Carroll Track Stadium Saturday. Heading into Sunday's final day of competition, the women's team sits in sixth place, while the men are in seventh overall.
Junior Kellie Schuh recorded the top individual finish for UIC, placing second in the pole vault with a leap of 3.55 meters. Jaime Johnson also finished third in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, crossing the finishing line in 11:23.88, while Erin Clark finished third in the hammer throw (48.61 meters).
"I was very pleased to get a pair of third-place finishes from Erin Clark in the Hammer Throw, and Jaime Johnson in the Steeplechase, where she set a new school record," said head coach Jim Knoedel. "Kellie Schuh just missed out on her second Horizon League title, but got a needed runner-up finish. We have nine athletes in the finals tomorrow, so along with the field events and two relays, we still have a chance to score a lot of points on Sunday."
Other notable tallies on the women's side included Aimee Schuh in the 100-meter hurdles (14.82 seconds; 4th) and Andrea Crump in the long jump (5.66 meters; 5th).
On the men's side, Andy Wall finished fourth in both the 110-meter hurdles (15.10 seconds) and the javelin throw (43.58 meters). Anthony Hollingsworth also finished fourth in the 200 meter dash (21.88 seconds), while Matt Zaluckyj tallied a fourth-place finish in the 800 meter run (1:54.05).
Sunday's competition will begin with field events starting at 10 a.m. (CST) and final running events beginning at 11 a.m., with the 4x100 meter relay.