Junior Sierra Downey posted a personal-best time of 18:26.89 in the 5K run at the Dr. Keeler Invite
Junior Sierra Downey posted a personal-best time of 18:26.89 in the 5K run at the Dr. Keeler Invite
Women's Track & Field - Mon, May 15, 2017

Naperville, Ill. – Junior Sierra Downey (Stickney, Ill./Morton College/Morton West) logged a personal-best time of 18:26.89 in the 5K (5,000 meters) run and the 4x800 meter relay team recorded its best time of the season at 9:33.48 to highlight the Saint Xavier University women's track & field team's final meet of the 2017 season this past weekend at the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central College's Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium in Naperville, Ill.  The 4x800 meter relay team consisted of junior Rachal Brooks (Chicago, Ill./Mother McAuley), senior Nicole Watkins (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett), freshman Grace Maletich (Woodridge, Ill./Downers Grove North) and sophomore Deandra Stokes (Chicago, Ill./Thornwood).  

Junior Ellie Willging (Freeport, Ill./Freeport) will represent SXU as an individual national qualifier at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships held May 25-27 at the Gulf Shores Sports Complex in Gulf Shores, Ala.  Willging qualified for the national meet in two different events, the 5K and the 10K (10,000 meters).  She was the NAIA national champion in the 5K at the 2017 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Johnson City, Tenn., this past March with a school-record time of 17:01.94.