All-Ohio Championships prove difficult for JCU

February 19th, 2015


The John Carroll University women’s indoor track and field team finished in 14th place at the All-Ohio Championship on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.


The Blue Streaks finished with 14 points in this highly competitive event. The University of Mount Union capture the title with 127.50 points. Ohio Wesleyan University scored 111 points and finished second.


The Blue Streaks picked up four points in the 4×400 relay, finishing fifth. The quartet of sophomores Joy Nyaanga, Sara Martinko and seniors Megan Martinko and Haley Turner, finished with a time of 4:11.25.


The Blue Streaks added another fifth place finish in the distance medley relay. Turner, sophomore Becky Rohwer and freshmen Jessie Swisher and Cassie Schillero finished in 13:06.28.


JCU had two additional sixth place finishes. Turner ran a 2:23.38 in the 800m, while sophomore Schasia Modrzynski ran a 10:43.52 in the 3k.


Sara Martinko (ninth, 60m hurdles), Nyaanga (10th, 400m) and Schillero (10th, mile) added top 10 finishes for the Blue and Gold.


After the meet, Nyaanga talked about what the team took from the meet despite the 14th place finish.


“I think our team learned a lot this weekend,” said Nyaanga. “It wasn’t our best team performance, but it put into perspective what we really need to do come next week for conference championships. We had some girls hit personal and season bests, and we’ll carry that excitement into this week to set ourselves up to be very competitive on the track and in the field for the short weeks we have left of our indoor season.


The indoor track and field team returns to action at the Greater Cleveland College Championship on Friday, Feb. 20  at Baldwin Wallace University.