February 10th, 2014

BU's Sandlin shatters school record in mile

John Spugnardi

Bellarmine University S.I.D.

BU's Sandlin shatters school record in mile
photo from bellarmine.edu/athletics

The Bellarmine University track field team competed at the UIndy Relays on Friday and Saturday, while Robert Sandlin Jr. went to Notre Dame to compete in the "Meyo" mile, arguably the most elite college mile race in the nation.

Sandlin was up to the challenge, running a 4:01.20 mile to finish sixth in the race full of some of Division I's top competitors.  The time not only shattered his own school record by four seconds, but it was the fastest mile recorded at the DII level this year. (Two other times are listed as faster, but those have been altered due to altitude.)

Jeremy Rea of Notre Dame won the "Meyo" with a time of 3:57 as five runners broke the 4-minute barrier. To give that relevance, only 408 Americans -- at any leve l- -have ever run under 4:00.

At UIndy, the women's distance medley relay team (Flannery Musk, Tori Goodwin, Madison Roark and Emily Frith) ran an NCAA provisional time of 12:16.90, which ranks as the second-fastest time in the Great Lakes Valley Conference this season.

Hurdler Seth Sigler also hit an NCAA provisional mark with his time of 8.15 in the 60-meter hurdles.  Sigler's time ranks No. 1 in the GLVC and 14th in the nation.

Next up for the the track and field team are the Grand Valley "Big Meet" and the Tom Hathaway Challenge back at the University of Indianapolis. Click here for the results.



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