Spartans head outside

Track and field squads begin outdoor meets this week

This weekend marked the end of the NCAA Division III Indoor track season. After a record-breaking season, our Spartan men and women look forward to turning heads outside.

Two weeks ago, before spring break, the track and field team had an impressive display of talent and athleticism at the 2015 University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Chicago. The men valiantly placed sixth, and the women fought their way to a remarkable fourth-place finish.

At this meet, we again saw our men’s 4×400 team christen yet another new school record of 3:23.66 seconds. Also senior men’s captain Mark Kulinski bounded over a 4.91-meter bar to qualify for the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships this past weekend. Unfortunately he did not pass the bar in that meet. Looking forward to this fresh outdoor season, we fully expect these men to make waves.

The women’s squad placed notably well over rival schools like Carnegie Mellon University and New York University. The field athletes led the squads, as they contributed more than 70 percent of either team’s points.

Our Spartans only got a small chance to catch their breaths before exploding into a promising outdoor season this weekend in Virginia.