St. Thomas won eight events and took second in 10 other events in Friday's four-team season-opener track and field competition at Anderson Fieldhouse.
Tommie senior All-American Connor O'Neill won with a 16-0 pole vault -- the No. 2 indoor vault in UST program history. The UST indoor record was set 10 seasons ago by Matt Schroeder at 16-3 1-4. O'Neill's outdoor best in the vault is 16-4 3-4.
He also took second and was the first college athlete in the 60 hurdles.
Senior Micah Hausman won the weight throw in 57-8 1-4 -- just seven inches off his career best which ranks in the top 10 indoors all time at St. Thomas. Hausman also placed second in the shot put. Craig Murtha followed Hausman in the shot put coming in third and Austin Jochum took second in the weight throw.
Michael Witschen leaped 22-11 1-4 to take first in the long jump, while Nicholas Spann came in second at 21-06.
Nick Hasler took first for St. Thomas in the high jump at 5-10.
Joshua Prater took first for the Tommies in the 400 meter dash with a time of 51.35. Mohamed Malim (51.90) and Samuel Karlson (53.18) placed second and third, respectively. Malim also took third in the 200 meter dash (23.37).
In the 600 meter run, Chris Mueller won with a time of 1:23.64.
The Tommies dominated the 60 meter dash taking first, second, and third. Luke Bednarkek, Colin Duellman, and Anthony Ekholm all came in with times of 7.22. Ekholm also took second in the 200 meter dash.