John Carroll University placed third this weekend at the All-Ohio Championship at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. The Blue Streaks finished third with 72 points, while the University of Mount Union clinched first with 141 points, and Ohio Wesleyan captured second with 126 points.
Five Blue Streaks earned “All-Ohio” distinction.
Senior Nicholas Banks was the first to do so, capturing JCU’s first and only title of the day. He finished the mile at first in 4:22.14. Junior Michael Hurley joined Banks with All-Ohio honors in the mile, finishing third in 4:24.85.
Sophomore David Cremi earned All-Ohio honors in the 5k, finishing with a time of 15:23.06. Junior Patrick O’Brien was just outside All-Ohio honors, finishing fourth in the 5k in 15:28.09.
Senior Rocky Mitolo earned All-Ohio honors in shot put. The senior recorded a throw of 14.91m, placing third. Later in the meet, he took fourth in the weight throw with a toss at 16.93m. Mitolo had previously earned his All-Ohio honors in the weight throw as a junior.
Senior Nick Williams earned All-Ohio honors in the 60m hurdles, as he crossed the finish line third in 8.42 seconds.
JCU gained points in three relays. The Blue Streaks just missed All-Ohio honors in the 4×400 with seniors Nick D’Amico, Williams and Hayes Chrispin and junior Michael Hydzik. The team took fourth with a time of 3:28.39.
A quartet of Blue Streaks – Seniors John Cameron and Hydzik, junior Eric Hansen and sophomore Dan Loya – finished sixth in the distance medley relay with a time of 10:37.78. The 4×200 relay was also a sixth place finish for the Blue Streaks with D’Amico, junior Adam North and freshmen Nick Woods and Austin Mcllvaine, as they finished with a time of 1:33.07.
The next event for the men’s indoor track and field is at the Greater Cleveland College Championship on Friday, Feb. 20 at Baldwin Wallace.