Men's Track & Field - Tue, Jan. 20, 2009
CHICAGO - The Saint Xavier University men's indoor track team ran their first meet of 2009 by travelling to the University of Chicago for the Phoenix Invitational. The Cougars were led by a number of outstanding performances, notably a third-place finish by freshman Dan Spencer (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) in the 55-meter high hurdles in 8.01 seconds. Junior Chris Spencer (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) took a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.42 seconds, while freshman Matt Rychel (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) capped the day with a fourth place finish overall in the mile run at 4:29.0. "Overall, a successful meet," said SXU men's track coach Ed McAllister. "We had just been back from Christmas break for a week, so it interesting to assess just where we are in our overall training. I'm rather satisfied. Both Dan and Rychel turned in very nice performances and I'm looking forward to more of our runners stepping up from here."