February 03, 2003
USI track and field grabs three top 10 finishes at Smith-Barney Inv.
The University of Southern Indiana track and field team took home three top 10 finishes Saturday at the Smith-Barney Invitational in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the second meet the Screaming Eagles have competed in this season.
Freshman sprinter/high jumper Abby Boberg (Bicknell, Indiana) posted her second NCAA II provisional qualifying time in as many weeks with her 5í06.00Ē mark in the high jump. The jump placed her in a tie for second and broke USIís school-record, which she set with her 5í05.75Ē jump last weekend.
Menís distance runner Doug Schwartz (Centralia, Illinois) finished sixth in the mile with a time of 4:22.79. Schwartz also ran the 1,200-meter leg in the menís distance medley relay team, which finished third with a time of 10:47.02.
The menís squad also had a first Saturday as freshman Robert Rydzinski (Mt. Vernon, Indiana) became the first USI competitor to compete in the shot put. Rydzinski finished 29th with a throw of 37í04.00Ē.
USI will travel to Greencastle, Indiana, this Saturday, February 8, to compete in the Tiger Invitational. It will be the Eaglesí last tune-up before the Cannon IV Classic, which takes place February 14-15.
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