The John Carroll University men’s track and field team placed second at the Otterbein Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 17. The Blue Streaks had four different athletes earn first place finishes. JCU placed second with 108 points, trailing behind Tiffin University with 172 points.
JCU’s first win of the day went to senior Nick Williams in the 60m hurdles, who finished with a time of 8.35 seconds.
Two Blue Streaks placed first in the mid-distance events. Junior Mike Hydzik won the 500m with a time of 1:08:11 and sophomore Eric Hansen won the 1,000m in 2:37:78
After some strong performances in the middle-distance events, the Blue Streaks placed three of the top four in the 3,000m. Junior Michael Hurley barely beat his teammate, senior Nicholas Banks, with times of 9:07.56 and 9:08.93, respectively. Senior John Cameron followed right behind in fourth with a time of 9:21:67.
In the 1,000m, junior Dan Loya and freshman Tommy Richmond also placed, earning some much needed points.
Other members of the Blue Streaks who scored points in their individual events were seniors Nick D’Amico (sixth in the 500m), Rocky Mitolo (third in the weight throw and sixth in shot put) and Justin Ball (eighth in pole vault), as well as junior Frankie Caponi (sixth in 60m hurdles).