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Indoor Track Excels at SPIRE Midwest Open

By: Isabella Custodi, contributor

Four program records were set by the Canisius’s indoor track teams at the SPIRE Midwest Open at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

For the women, senior Maura Jordan was one of the four to break her program record. Jordan placed first with a time of 58.04, beating last year’s time of 1:00.25 for the 400-meter dash. 

After beating the record, Jordan said, “I haven't had that great of an indoor track season through my time at Canisius due to injury, so it was just nice for it to finally break the one minute barrier.”

Graduate student Olivia Moran came first in the one-mile race with a time of 5:02.36, breaking her program record by nine seconds.

Finally, for the women, freshman Ella Herman placed ninth in the 600-meter run (1:45.39). Senior Jules Jones placed fourth (10:18.76), with sophomore Jacqueline Appenheimer taking seventh (10:28.47) and Marissa Silba finishing in eighth (10:33.30) in the 3000-meter run.

For the men, sophomore Braden Tent took home seventh place in the 600-meter race with a time of 1:23.80, breaking his record from last year by just over a second. Behind Tent, graduate student Dominic Clementi finished eighth (1:24.11).

Arthur Hartel beat his record in the 60m dash with a time of 7.80. He beat his time last year by a close .10 seconds. Graduate students Andrew Perreault and Tom Appenheimer posted top-10 finishes in the 3000m dash. Perreault finished fourth (8:25.44) and Appenheimer took home eighth (8:31.52). To finish it out for the men, senior Collin Rice finished 25th (8:55.30).

Indoor Track will be back Jan. 26–27 in the Penn State National in University Park, PA.

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