Geneva, Ohio -
Two members of the Saint Xavier University men's track team qualified for the 2011 NAIA National Indoor Track Championships held late last week and competed at the finals in Geneva, Ohio, on Friday, March 4. Junior Matt Rychel
(Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) finished 17th overall in the mile run with a time of 4:23.38 and junior Brandon Hummer
(Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale South) finished 20th overall in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:36.21. SXU head men's track coach Ed McAllister
was pleased with the pair of performances.
"I am very pleased with the overall performances of both of these young men," said McAllister. "You always hope for the best at Nationals, but it always is a great unknown. Both Matt and Brandon were in tough heats and both ran solidly today and throughout the indoor season. I believe the futures for both of these young men are bright. From here, we go back to work and prepare for our outdoor season."
The Cougars will have a short preparation period from here to outdoor season, which begins with the Troll Invite at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill., on March 28. The meet is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.