Otterbein Invitational proves tough test for JCU

January 22nd, 2015


The Blue Streaks fought hard and finished fourth on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Otterbein Invitational.


The Blue Streaks scored 49 points, while Tiffin University won the meet with a score of 196.50. Otterbein University placed second with 137.


JCU had two runners place in first in the meet. Sophomore Joy Nyaanga won the 500M with a time of 1:22:14. Fellow sophomore Beck Rohwer won the 1,000m with a time of 3:09:14, as well as finishing second in the mile with 5:19:89.


JCU’s sister duo of senior Megan and sophomore Sara Martinko fought down  to the final stretch in the 60m hurdles, finishing with .02 second difference in their times, as Sara finished first at 9.87.


Freshmen Gab Leon finished sixth in the 200m with  a time of 28.54, and Cassie Schillero placed eighth in the 1,000m at 3:15.80.


In the 4×400, Nyaanga teamed with the Martinko sisters and freshman Jessie Swisher to capture third with a time of 4:17.55.