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Willett wins men's 3K at BSC Indoor Icebreaker

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Senior Robert Willett won the 3,000-meter run to open the Birmingham-Southern track and field season, Saturday at the BSC Indoor Icebreaker, held at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Willett ran the 3K in 8:45.54. Over 20 teams participated in the meet, including several Division I programs. Other top finishes for the Panthers were freshman John White placing fourth in the mile run with a time of 4:42.22, freshman Scott Wheat finishing fifth in the 3K with a time of 9:27.59, and the men's 4x400m relay team placing ninth with a time of 3:24.72.

"It was a spectacular indoor season opener for our team and I am proud of our men and women," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "With such a competitive field in every event, it gave us an opportunity to see where we are and what we need to do going into the rest of the season. I cannot thank the other coaches that attended this meet enough. All the teams made this a special annual event and we look forward to continuing the success of the BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker!"

The Panthers are back in action after the holidays in the UAB Blazer Invitational, Jan. 10-11 at the CrossPlex.