JCU makes mark at two invitationals over weekend

April 9th, 2014


Heading into its third week of outdoor competition, the John Carroll University men’s track and field team split up this weekend. The majority of athletes competed Saturday at the Bob Kahn Invitational, hosted by Oberlin College.


Sophomore Rondel Armour won the long jump with a distance of 5.94 meters. Also faring well in the field events were JCU’s throwers, junior Rocky Mitolo and senior Anthony Chizmadia. Mitolo won the shot put (14.58 m) with Chizmadia taking second (14.20 m).


In the 800-meter heat, sophomore Dan Loya clocked in at 1:59.10, which landed him fourth place overall.  Junior Nick Williams had an impressive second-place finish in the 110 meter hurdles. Williams crossed the finish line at 15.22.


Junior Hayes Chrispin fared well in the 400 hurdles alongside Williams. The two were neck and neck the whole race and ended up second (57.34) and third (57.36), respectively.


The men’s relays competed extremely well on Saturday with the 4×100 team of Williams, Armour, plus freshmen Jonathan Radney and Avery McLean placing second (44.16).


Winning the 4×400 meter relay was JCU’s quartet of sophomores– Mike Hydzik, Will Cameron, Loya and Amour.


On Sunday, April 6, several athletes traveled to Alliance, Ohio to partake in the John Homon Invitational held at the University of Mount Union. The high point was junior pole vaulter Alex Hamidzadeh placing second in the pole vault with a height of 4.58 meters.


“As a team, we feel confident that we’re where we need to be,” Hayes said.


“Everyone is in the right state of mind and we’re hoping for some great personal records as we move closer to the conference championship.”