Strong efforts lead JCU into All-Ohio Championships

February 12th, 2015



The John Carroll University woman’s indoor track and field participated in an unscored meet on Saturday, Feb. 7. Despite the fact that the meet wasn’t scored, numerous Blue Streaks put together strong efforts, garnering some top results.


Sophomore Becky Rohwer was the first Blue Streak of the meet to earn a first place finish. She crossed the finish line in the mile at 5:20.27. This was Rowher’s second victory in the mile this year. She previously won the 1,000m at the Otterbein Invitational.


Senior Haley Turner captured first in the 800m, crossing at 2:24.88. She later teamed up with freshman Jesse Swisher and sophomores Joy Nyaanga and Sara Martinko to place second in the 4×400 with a time of 4:12.32.


The Blue Streaks had two of the top five finishes in the 3k as well. Sophomore Mallory Maher (fourth, 11:16.49) started the surge, freshman Erin Kinley (fifth, 11:19.32) was the second of the trifecta, and finally freshman Gab Leon finished in fifth place in the 60m, dashing to the finish in 8.24 seconds.


In the 4×200, the Blue and Gold put together a strong performance as well. Senior Megan Martinko, teamed with her sister sophomore Sara Martinko, Leon and Nyaanga, finished fourth in the contest, crossing the line with a time of 1:49.80.


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


After the All-Ohio Championships, the Blue Streaks have three more tune-up meets before the squad heads to Bexley, Ohio for the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Capital University.