Hillsdale, Mich. – The Saint Xavier University men's track team took a small contingent of runners to the prestigious Gina Relays at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., over the weekend and the results were highly successful. The weekend started off last Thursday evening with freshman Eric Hancock (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka) finishing fourth overall in the 10,000-meter run in a personal-best time of 32:20. On Friday, sophomore Matt Krakowski (Alsip, Ill./Marist) took seventh overall in the 400-meter dash in a personal-best 50.90. Finally on Saturday, sophomore John Stancato (Manhattan, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) capped another successful weekend by taking fourth-place overall in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.98 seconds and then finishing sixth in the 200-meter dash in 22.33 seconds.
"All of our men finished with personal bests," said SXU men's track coach Ed McAllister. "This was the first weekend that we have had any good weather, so I believe that this shows just where we are going. We have a corps of good runners, who will be ready for the 'Last Chance' meet at North Central College in two weeks."
Saint Xavier tops off its regular season activities at North Central College in Naperville, Ill., with the Dr. Keeler Invitational. The two-day meet is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, May 9.