Three top finishes for Track & Field at Hilltopper Relays

Three top finishes for Track & Field at Hilltopper Relays

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.--Senior Robert Willett, junior Christian Clesi, and junior Tiarra Goode were all winners on Saturday at the Hilltopper Relays hosted by Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

Willett won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.95, and also placed second in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:53.21. Clesi won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:07.64, and Goode won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.94.

Senior Jessica Thornton was also fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.53, junior Hank Ballard was second in the javelin with a throw of 53.84 meters, and junior Cody Mann was fifth in the javelin with a distance of 46.91 meters.

"This was a great meet for our teams to compete in and I am glad that we were a part of the experience," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "We are two weeks out from the SAA Championship, and this gives us a chance to see where we are and what fine-tuning we still need to do."

The Panthers travel to Nashville next Saturday for the Vanderbilt Invitational, and then compete in the Mt. Laurel Invitational hosted by Sewanee next Sunday. Sewanee will also play host to the 2013 SAA Championship, April 26-27.