Junior Matt Rychel was a member of the record-setting relay team
Junior Matt Rychel was a member of the record-setting relay team
Men's Outdoor Track & Field - Wed, May. 4, 2011
The Saint Xavier University men's track team ran at the Gina Relays at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., on Friday, April 29. The 4x800 meter relay team consisting of junior Matt Rychel (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew), freshman Shane Kenney (Porter, Ind./Chesterton), junior Daniel Hasty (Oak Lawn, Ill./Brother Rice) and junior Brandon Hummer (Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale South) set a school record by running the relay in the time of 7:50.83 seconds. The time narrowly missed the NAIA National qualifying time of 7:49.00.

"I am always disappointed when we miss a qualifying time, but we still have one chance left to make it at North Central College on May 14," said SXU men's track coach Ed McAllister. "On the positive side, the weather is getting warmer and the runners are reaching their peak, so I feel that given one more shot, we will qualify this relay."