On campus: Jan. 20

On campus: Jan. 20

Three area freshman have earned spots on the Millikin indoor track and field all-time performance lists in their first collegiate meet.

Competing at the Towson Tiger Invite in New York City, Cassie Meyer, from Argenta-Oreana, ran the 60-meter hurdles in 9.96 seconds, good for fifth all-time while Maddie Meyer, also from Argenta-Oreana, took 12th overall in the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 10 inches which also places her fifth on the Big Blue list.

On the men's side, William Powell, from Danville, posted the 10th best all-time performance in the 3,000 meters in 9 minutes, 22.26 seconds. The Millikin men and women will take part in the Fighting Scot Invite at Monmouth College today.

Sophomore Dennis Freeman, from St. Thomas More, made his collegiate indoor track and field debut for Roosevelt University a memorable one when he set the program record in the 55-meter dash in 7.24 seconds at the Private College Invite hosted by Carthage College. The Lakers will compete at the NAIA vs. NCAA Challenge hosted by Olivet Nazarene today.

Also competing at the Private College Invite was sophomore Caleb Hays, from Ridgeview. The weight man took fourth in the shot put for the host Red Men with a throw of 43-9 and sixth in the weight throw at 40-9. Carthage hosts the Tadd Metzger Invitational next weekend.

Junior Andrew Allen, from Milford, has set Judson University track and field records in each of his first 2017-18 indoor season meets. Allen, who already held the program record in the weight throw, improved his previous mark with a throw of 46 feet, 81 / 4 inches at the Titan First Chance Meet in December, then once again broke his own record with a 49-foot throw at the Wisconsin-Whitewater Invite last Saturday. Judson will also participate in the NAIA vs. NCAA Challenage today.

Sophomore Vincent Gordon, from Centennial, started the Iowa Western indoor track and field season with a second-place finish in the 60 meters at the 2018 Graduate Classic hosted by the University of Nebraska. Competing against a field featuring both junior college and Division I athletes, Gordon posted a time of 6.77 seconds in the finals, which is currently the third-best time in the NJCAA. Iowa Western is competing in the SDSU DII Invite over the weekend.

Sophomore Kiara Moses, from Urbana, has started each of Kankakee Community College's first 18 games. Moses is averaging 14.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and a team leading 3.8 assists per game. Moses is currently third overall in NJCAA Division II with 72 steals and fitth with a 4.0 steals-per-game average. The 12-6 Cavaliers host Moraine Valley CC at 1 p.m. today.

A pair of area track and field athletes representing Monmouth College posted wins at the Fighting Bee Invitational hosted by St. Ambrose. Sophomore Aleeka Gentzler, from Paxton-Buckley-Loda, won the high jump at 5-1 while freshman Julia Sterr, from Clinton, ran the anchor leg of the Fighting Scots' distance medley. Monmouth opens its home season today hosting the Fighting Scot Invite.