Record setting performance from Mitolo leads JCU

February 12th, 2015



Senior Rocky Mitolo broke a John Carroll University school record on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Jim Wuske Invitational held in Alliance, Ohio.


Mitolo broke his previously set school record with a toss of 17.92m in the weight throw. His current distance is ranked 10th nationally in Division III. Later in the meet, he added on to his feat with a third place throw in the shot put at 15.79m.


In the track events, two JCU runners placed in first. Senior Nick Williams won the 60m hurdles in 8.16 seconds, matching the school record set back in December 2014 at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala. Fellow senior John Cameron won the 1,000m race with a time of 2:35.85.


The Blue Streaks ended up with two of the top four finishers in the 1,000m and 60m hurdles. Junior Michael Hurley placed third in 1,000m with a time of 2:35.61, while junior Frankie Caponi finished fourth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.68 seconds.


Freshman Jonathan Radney had an impressive showing with three top four finishes over the weekend. He kicked off his day with a third place finish in the 4×200 with a time of 1:33.42 along with fellow freshmen Nick Woods and Austin Mcllvaine and senior Nick D’Amico. Later in the meet, Radney finished third in the 60m at 7.12 seconds. He also placed fourth in the 200m at 23.13 seconds.


Senior Hayes Chrispin (500m, 1:10.07) and junior Dan Loya (800m, 1:59.75) added third place finishes, while senior Nicholas Banks was fifth in the 800m at 2:00.24.


In the field events, junior Adam North finished fourth in the long jump (6.48m) and junior Rondel Armour finished sixth (6.23m). Chrispin added on to JCU’s success with a fourth place finish in the triple jump (13.38m).


JCU will split its squad next weekend between the Baldwin Wallace University Mid-February Meet on Friday, Feb. 13 and the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday, Feb. 14.