Willett sets meet records at UAB Blazer Indoor Invitational

Robert Willett (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Robert Willett (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Senior Robert Willett won and set new meet records in the 800-meter and mile runs at the UAB Blazer Indoor Track & Field Invitational, held Thursday and Friday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Willett ran the 800m in 1:53.46, and the mile in 4:17.01. Senior Hank Ballard also placed eighth in the pole vault with a mark of 4.35 meters. In the 400-meter dash, Willett was 15th with a time of 50.28 and junior Andrew Archer was 17th with a time of 50.33.

"The meet was a solid performance all-around for our athletes," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "Coming off of the winter break, it was a great way for our athletes to get back to competition and get back into the swing of things."

The Panther women are ranked 20th in the nation, while the men are 33rd. BSC is back in action on Jan. 28 at the Emory Invitational, also held at the Birmingham CrossPlex.