Blue Streaks turn in impressive performance at Oberlin

April 9th, 2014


The John Carroll University women’s track and field team participated in the non-scored Bob Kahn Invitational at Oberlin College last weekend. Even without the official scoring, the Blue Streaks still posted several impressive performances.


The weather was expected to be a big factor throughout the day, but clear skies turned out to be the theme for the meet.


“We thought it would be a miserably cold day but it turned out to be beautiful,” said sophomore Madeline Sweeney. “The good weather brought great times,”


JCU capitalized on the great weather, starting with the 4×400 relay, where four runners– freshman Alyssa Biedron, junior Haley Turner and seniors Gabriella Kreuz and Nicki Bohrer, combined to win and post a   time of 4:03.82.


Bohrer followed up that win with a victory in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:20.14.


Kreuz also had a strong overall performance on the day, earning third in 1,500-meter run.


Members of the 4×400 team were not the only Blue Streaks to have good days on the track, though.


Junior Megan Martinko was runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles and also took third in the 100-meter hurdles. Sweeney contributed with two top- five finishes, taking home fifth in 400-meter hurdles and third in the high jump.


Freshman Joy Nyaanga helped finish off the track portion of the day with two sixth place finishes in the 100-meter and the 200-meter.


Sophomore Karissa Manko then showed off her versatility, coming seventh in the 400, sixth in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump. She was aided by freshman Maria Mangione, who finished third in the hammer, sixth in the shot and seventh in the discus.