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Griffins perform well at SLIAC Invitational

Griffins perform well at SLIAC Invitational

Elsah, Ill. - Both the men's and women's indoor track and field programs saved their best performances for the SLIAC Invitational. The men finished fifth and the women finished fourth on the campus of Principia College. Spalding University was the only team not required to participate at this year's meet. Next year the excitement of having a full-fledged conference sponsored championship will be outstanding.

This year, we were fortunate to have two conference champions, Katie Gosser (Women's Pentathlon) and Raven Venegas (Women's Weight Throw). There are two weeks left of the indoor season, and eight athletes will continue competing at the last chance meets for an opportunity to advance to the NCAA Indoor National Championships. The rest of the roster will start to transition for our outdoor campaign that will kick-off at the Rhodes Invitational in Memphis, Tenn. March 17-18.  

New School Records (6):

Kate Gosser – Women's School and Freshman 60m Hurdles (Broke both Freshman and School Record Friday then again Saturday) - New Record | 11.96

Austin Lawrence – Men's Freshman 600m – New Record | 1:37.07

Katie Gosser – Women's School and Freshman High Jump – New Record | 1.30 m

Colleen Gosser – Women's Freshman 600m Record – New Record | 1:58.63


Established Records (6):

Women's High Jump (School & Freshman) – Katie Gosser established record on Friday during the women's pentathlon

Women's Pole Vault (School & Freshman) – Colleen Gosser

Women's Pentathlon (School & Freshman) – Katie Gosser


PRs (11):

Kayla Sheldon - 60m

Kayla Sheldon - 200m

Katie Gosser – 60mH

Austin Lawrence – 600m

Quinn Wilson – Long Jump

Katie Gosser – Long Jump

Katie Gosser – High Jump

Katie Gosser – Shot Put 

Jaylah Jones – Weight Throw

Colleen Gosser – 600m



The women's 4x400 relay team (Jaylah Jones, Colleen Gosser, Emily Bay, and Kayla Sheldon) ran the fourth fastest of all-time at Fontbonne.