ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis track and field opened its indoor season Saturday at the Saluki Fast Start in Carbondale, Ill. SLU enjoyed several personal-best performances and first-place finishes.

On the men's side, Sean Canavin won the closely contest mile race with a time of 4:23.43. Charlie Michel and Jack Hostettler finished first and second in the 3,000 meters with times of 8:41.34 and 8:41.72, respectively.

On the women's side, three Billikens finished in the top four in the 400 meters. Allison Walter was second with a time of 57.56, while Ashley Roche placed third in a time of 58.42. Kita Alveres finished fourth with a mark of 58.85.

Laura Schlueter was second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:25.58, while Dana Siebenaller came in fourth with a time of 2:27.35. Jessica Hoefert led a large contingent of Billikens in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:12.56.

Naya Owusu tied for second in the high jump with a mark of 5-6, while Julia Gairhan was third in the pole vault (10-6).

The Billikens will not compete again until 2013, when they travel to Champaign, Ill., for the Illini Open on Jan. 12.