After All-Ohio Championships, indoor track and field team ready to put it to the test against OAC best

February 24th, 2011

The John Carroll University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams will compete in the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships this upcoming weekend and they aim to end the season by winning the conference tournament.

The OAC Championships will be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. The competition will begin on Friday, Feb. 25 and will conclude on Saturday.

The men’s team finished in sixth place out of 10 teams at last year’s conference championships at Marietta College and the women’s team finished in eighth place.

Both the Blue Streaks men’s and women’s teams will look to improve upon those marks this year.

Sophomore Anthony Colbert and senior Brian Wideman will both look to build off of the success that they had at the Greater Cleveland Championships last weekend.

Each claimed two titles at the competition, combining for four of the five total titles won by Blue Streaks on the day.

Aside from those two, sophomore Mike Minjock figures to be in the mix in the long jump after breaking the school record in that event just last week.

Minjock’s classmate Pat Burns could score in the distance runs.

On the women’s side of the event, the Blue Streaks brought home four titles from the Greater Cleveland Championships.

Freshman Nicki Bohrer and sophomore Maureen Creighton both finished with an identical time of 1:21:28 in the 500 meter run to break a school record.

Their time of 1:21:28 bested the previous 500 meter record of  1:21.73, set by Markita Thompson in 2003.

The 500 meter run event was a race that the Blue Streaks excelled in as freshman Gab Kreuz took third and junior Andrea Brown was fourth to complete the JCU quartet.

Kreuz also came in fifth place in the 200 meter run.

The women’s team finished in third place in the competition with  86 team points and the men’s team finished in fourth place on their side of the bracket with a team total of 118 points on the day.