WIU Track and Field with solid day in Iowa City



Several personal records and top-10 program performances highlighted the Western Illinois track and field team’s performance at Friday and Saturday’s Larry Wieczorek Invitational.

The meet was the first for the Leathernecks in over a month.

Lucas Burmeister led the way, running his way into the Leatherneck all-time record book with a 21.93 in the 200. Burmeister ran his way into program lore, only .02 behind the program record, set by Desmond Bynum in 2002. Burmeister’s time saw him finish fifth.

In the 400, Jaiden Young also put himself in the Leatherneck track and field top 10, running a 49.36, the ninth-best time.

In the men’s 600, Isaac Jones finished seventh overall, finishing in 1:22.56. In the 800, Logan Lommel nearly ran a personal-best, finishing seventh in 1:53.64.

In the mile, Sean Hudspath also ran a career best, finishing seventh in 4:18.35.

For the women, in the 60m Women’s Premier, Aliyah Adams moved into the program’s top-10, running a 7.71 in the prelims. In the final, Adams would finish eighth overall, running a 7.79.

In the 200, Adams would have another strong run, finishing fifth in 25.51.

In the 600, the Leathernecks had a pair of strong runs as Hannah Steinmeyer finished second in 1:40.43.

In the women’s 4×400, the team of Maleigha Huston, Nakeita Kessling, Crews and Adams finished seventh in 4:01.51.

Western Illinois has a pair of meets on the schedule for next week, running at the Dutch Winter Multi at Central on Thursday and Friday and the Black and Gold Invite at Iowa on Saturday.

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