Busy Weekend Yields School Records
ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis track and field competed in three states this weekend, and a school record was reached in each of them.
In California, freshman Manuel De Backer registered a new school record in the 10,000 meters at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival. He finished the race in a time of 30:01.32, bettering the previous mark set by Brian Holdmeyer in 2012.
Freshman Wes Schoenthal is the new school-record holder in the 1,500 meters. He ran a time of 3:51.29 at the Texas Relays to lower the school mark set last season by Michael Scolarici.
Two school records fell at the Wash. U. Invitational in St. Louis. Sophomore Mackenzie Bonk exceeded her own school record in the 100 meters, crossing the finish line in 12.18.
Additionally, DeeJay Owens bettered his own school record in the triple jump, posting a mark of 14.03 meters.
"The men's and women's teams had a very productive weekend of races,” SLU head coach Jon Bell said. “The school record performances speak for themselves, but we also had a great number of PRs as well. Even more importantly we had a large number of student-athletes put up marks that are much better than this same time one year ago. This indicates that our training and racing plan is working and we will be ready to compete at a high level once championship season rolls around."
The Billikens host the SLU Invitational this weekend.
Complete results of all meets competed this weekend will be posted shortly.