Friday, January 25, 2008

Track team starts indoor season strong

By Laura Andrews
Cardinal Staff

Five Saint Mary’s University students represented the track and field team at the opening meet of the indoor season on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the University of Minnesota.

Although team scores were not recorded, the meet gave students the opportunity to prepare for the season.

However, individual scores were recorded. Junior thrower Derek Wherley, who had the school’s indoor shot-put record at 13.02 meters, broke that record by .01 meters on Saturday.

According to track and field coach Shawn McMahon, Wherley, who has thrown further than 13.03 meters outdoors, “stands to break the indoor record several more times this year.”

The team has been training since the first week in November, and McMahon is “very excited about how hard they are working.”

With their hard work and dedication, McMahon said this year’s track and field team is off to a strong start.

SMU will host an invitational meet on Saturday, Feb. 2.

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