SEWANEE, Tenn.—Highlighted by sophomore Jordan Frazier's win in the 55-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 7.64 seconds, the Birmingham-Southern indoor track and field teams posted a strong showing today at the Tiger Indoor Invitational, hosted by Sewanee in Sewanee, Tenn.
Frazier's time was not only a personal and school record but puts him at the top of the Southern Athletic Association indoor list and on the NCAA indoor watch list.
Other winners on the men's side were junior Scotty Wild (3K) and freshman Michael Snow (weight throw), and women's winners were freshmen Elise Pittman (3K) and Emory Builta (weight throw). Freshman Jodi Plog and Harper DeWine also placed third in the women's pole vault.
Other top men's performances included a second-place finish by senior Christian Clesi in the 3K and the Panthers finishing second in the distance medley. Freshman Timothy McOmber placed third in the mile run, and senior Will Hagood was third in the weight throw.
"This meet was exactly what we needed!" Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "Given the last few weeks of training and weather conditions, our athletes were relieved to get away and compete in a quality environment. We had some season and personal bests, and we look forward to building on this weekend's results."
The Panthers return to Birmingham next weekend for the Samford Multi and Invitational at the Birmingham CrossPlex, and will then host the SAA Indoor Challenge, Feb. 15, also at the CrossPlex.