Looking to build upon what has been a successful year for both the John Carroll University men’s and women’s track and field teams, the Blue Streaks traveled to Delaware, Ohio this past Saturday to compete in the All-Ohio Championships. Coming off of a second place finish for the men’s team and a third place finish for the women’s team just a few short weeks ago at the OAC Gold Meet on the JCU campus, both Blue Streaks teams were focused on turning in more impressive performances. With numerous individuals making their names known with successful performances this past weekend, the men’s team claimed 10th place out of 21 teams at the All-Ohio Championships, while the women’s team claimed 13th place.
On the men’s side of action, senior Jake Smith stole the show for the Blue Streaks as he claimed first place in the 5,000-meter run with a finish time of 15:20.54, becoming the men’s lone event winner of the day. Junior Mike Minjock took fourth in both the 100-meter dash and the long jump events, finishing with a time of 10.96 and a distance of 6.54 meters, respectively.
Sophomore Cory Biro also turned in a noteworthy performance for the Blue Streaks, finishing in seventh place in the 110-meter hurdles with a finish time of 15.50 seconds.
For the women, a total of eight different Blue Streaks put together top 10 performances on the day. Freshman Emily Mapes again dominated in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event, claiming first place with a time of 11:02.15.
Sophomore Nicki Bohrer also brought her A-game as she claimed fourth place in the 1,500-meter run with a finish time of 4:48.62. Bohrer also teamed up with junior Maureen Creighton, sophomore Gabriella Kreuz and freshman Haley Turner in the 4×400 relay, and the quartet picked up a fifth place finish with a solid finish time of 4:07.46. Creighton also picked up a ninth place finish in the 400-meter dash with a finish time of 1:01.82. Bohrer picked up a ninth place finish of her own as she recorded a finish time of 2:23.03 in the 800 meter dash event, rounding out an impressive weekend for JCU.
Both teams will next compete at the Kenyon Invite in Gambier, Ohio this coming Saturday, April 21. The Kenyon Invite will be the last meet for the Blue Streaks before the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships take place the following weekend.