LOUISVILLE, KY (WFIE) - The University of Southern Indiana men’s track and field team and sophomore Grady Wilkinson (Mt Carmel, Illinois) record one first-place performance and many top five performances at the 10th Annual Bellarmine Classic over the weekend.
FIRST-PLACE FINISHER Wilkinson nabbed USI a first-place performance in the 5000m run that featured strong track and field programs from across all divisions. Crossing the line in 15:28.90, Wilkinson led the way for a big day for distance runners at the meet as two more runners finished in the top five of the event.
Junior Darius Payne (Louisville, Kentucky) finished fourth in the 800m run with a USI best 1:55.13. This places him fourth overall on the Great Lakes Valley Conference leaderboard with just a couple of meets left.
Sophomore Tyrell Nickelson (English, Indiana) finished fourth with a jump of 6′0″ in the high jump finals as well.
NEXT CHALLENGE USI has quite the trip on the docket as they set their sites to the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Torrence, California and the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California on April 18-19.