John Carroll University men’s indoor track and field kicked off the winter season at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala. The team competed on Friday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 6 in Kent, Ohio. This event was an unscored meet.
Some of the athletes who put up a great performances include freshman Austin Mcllvaine and junior Rondel Armour, who ran the 60-meter dash. Mcllvain placed 12th (7.43) and Armour notched 13th (7:47) in the preliminaries. They narrowly missed the championship.
The Blue Streaks had two team members in the top 10 in the 1000-meter run. Junior Michael Hydzik finished third in 2:40.21 and senior John Cameron finished seventh in 9:02.71
Senior Nick Williams set a school record in hurdles with a time of 8.16 in the prelims. Williams blew out his old record of 8.44. In the final heat, Williams finished with a time of 8.31 and placed fifth.
Rocky Mitolo, the 2014 Division III All American, started his senior year by placing 12th in shotput (13.91 meters) and 15th in the weight throw (15.43 meters).