The John Carroll University men’s track and field team endured rain, wind and nearly freezing temperatures on Saturday, March 29 at the Don Frail Invitational held at Marietta College in Marietta, OH.
The precipitation and cold eventually led to the early departure of the team, depriving several athletes of a chance to compete in the meet.
Despite the unfortunate circumstances, there were several athletes who still managed to pull off high-scoring performances.
Senior Chuck Mulé had a strong third-place finish in the 1,500-meter run, crossing the finish line at 4:11.91.
Junior Nick Williams also finished in the top five, completing the 110-meter hurdles in 15.48, landing him fourth place.
“The weather made it really difficult to compete,” Williams said. “People were having trouble warming up because it was so cold outside. Overall though, I think our team still came out here and gave it our best.”
Junior mid-distance runner Will Cameron had a strong race as well, finishing third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.00.
Following close behind Cameron was junior Mike Hydzik, who clocked in at 52.91 (6th place).
In the field events, junior Gage Marek had the best performance of the day for the Blue Streaks, placing fourth in the javelin with a throw of 49.90 meters.