Eagles Set Top Five Marks At UIndy


University of Southern Indiana Men’s Track & Field opened their indoor season Friday night at the UIndy Winter Break Meet in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Despite finishing in sixth out of six runners, freshman Andrew Pierce (Muncie, Indiana) ran the second fastest 60-meter dash in school history in a time of 7.20 seconds. He also finished 11th in the 200-meters.

Two more sprinters moved into the top five of the USI record books with sophomore sprinter Calvin Sander(Jasper, Indiana) running the 200-meters in 23.59 seconds and freshman Dallace Jones (Indianapolis, Indiana) running the 400-meters in 52.38 seconds.

The Screaming Eagles were strong in the middle distance events, placing three runners in the top 10 of the 600-meters and finishing third in the 4×400 relay. Junior Almustapha Silvester (Indianapolis, Indiana) finished second, freshman Arie Macias (Godfrey, Illinois) fourth, and sophomore Demontrae Lapsley(Indianapolis, Indiana) seventh. The three teamed up with Jones for the relay.

In the field, senior Daniel Gibson (Normal, Illinois) placed fifth in the pole vault and 11th in the shot put.

USI’s distance runners did not compete at the event.

USI hits the track after the holiday break January 13 for the Gene Edmonds Open in West Lafayette, Indiana.