02/05/2012 – The men's and women's track & field teams continue to excel as they prepare for the WHAC Championships in two weeks.
Highlighting the meet at Trine University was the establishment of three new school records. Emily Smith, the reigning NAIA National Field Athlete of the Week, continued her fine season by setting a huge personal best in the Weight Throw (54-8.75). The toss bested the previous record held by Heather Becker by over two feet. Dustin Heiler (1000 Meters) and Alicia Dorko (Pole Vault) improved on their current school record efforts. Dustin won the 1000 meter (2:29.48) and Alicia placed second with a vault of 11-7. Dustin is ranked 5th nationally, while both Emily and Alicia are ranked 7th in their respective events.
Other highlights included: Joe Stachowicz in the Weight (54-1.25 - 4th All-Time) and Grant Gunneson in the 1000 meters (2:32.93 - 4th All-Time). In all the Saints won 11 events and achieved 18 personal bests. Aquinas will be in action next this weekend at the GVSU "Big Meet".