TERRE HAUTE – The Manchester University indoor track & field teams kicked off their seasons on Friday night. The Spartans competed in the three-team Friday Night Spikes Meet #1 hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Perennial track & field power Washington University (Mo.) was the third team competing in Friday's meet.

One new school record and three event wins highlighted the Black & Gold's efforts in the season opener. Additionally, seven new Manchester all-time top 10 marks were set.

Junior Enrique Salazar  set a new Manchester University record in the 3000m. He earned a runner-up placement in the event with a final time of 8:30.46. Salazar's time shattered his previous career-best in the event by 25 seconds.

Senior Joe Garling took home top honors in the men's weight throw. Garling's top throw of 15.54m (51' 0") led the field by more than .60 meters. His distance also catapulted him to 2nd all-time on the Manchester Top 10 listings.

Junior Ben Villafuerte took home the top spot in the men's shot put, leading the field with a top mark of 14.27m (46' 10").

Senior Erica Mohr won the women's weight throw on Friday night with a top hurl of 15.16m (49' 9"). Her distance improved upon a previous career-best and moved her up to 3rd all-time on the Manchester Top 10 listings.

Other podium (top three) included:

Men: Timothy Macomber – 3rd-place finish in the weight throw (14.47m - 47' 5 3/4"). Also added a 3rd-place finish in the shot put (13.17m – 43' 2 1/2").

Joseph Powell 3rd-place in the high jump (1.80m – 5' 10 3/4").

Duriel Moss Jr. – third-place in the 60m d (7.13 – 3rd all-time on the Manchester Top 10 listings).

The Manchester indoor track & field teams are scheduled to return to action at Ohio Northern at 5 p.m. Friday.