Bloomington, Ill. - The Saint Xavier University men's track team travelled to Bloomington, Ill., on Saturday, January 28, to take part in the Titan Open hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University. One of the highlights for SXU at the meet was sophomore Shane Kenney (Porter, Ind./Chesterton) finishing fourth overall in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:59.11. The duo of senior Matt Rychel (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) and freshman Kyle Counter (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) in the 3000-meter run was also impressive. Rychel finished in second place overall at 8:57 and Counter claimed fifth place in 9:07. The 1600-meter relay team consisting of Kenney, junior Ricky Olmedo (Blue Island, Ill./Calumet College/Eisenhower), freshman Matt Krakowski (Alsip, Ill./Marist) and senior Daniel Hasty (Oak Lawn, Ill./Brother Rice) finished sixth in 3:37.40.
"This was the first meet that we really looked to get an idea where we were thus far," said Saint Xavier University men's track coach Ed McAllister. "I was satisfied with our overall performances and feel that steady improvements are at hand."
The Cougars will travel next to Naperville, Ill., on Saturday, February 11, to take part in North Central College's Chicagoland Indoor Championships. The meet is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start.