Despite no individual Blue Streaks earning a first place finish, a strong showing overall from the John Carroll University men’s track and field team resulted in a sixth place finish at the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
Although there were no first place finishes, plenty of Blue Streaks placed among the top three and earned valuable points for JCU.
The four-man relay team of seniors Pat O’Brien and Michael Hydzik, sophomore Matt Andrews and freshman Ryan Scanlon claimed second place in the Distance Medley with a time of 10:21.54. Later in the day, the relay team of junior Jonathon Radney, sophomores Nicholas Woods and Austin McIlvaine and freshman Cole Weirich finished third in the 4 x 200 race.
In the 800-meter run, senior Will Cameron placed second with a time of 1:55.62, a new school record, followed closely by Hydzik, who finished the race 1:56.64, good enough for third place.
Sophomore Adam North earned points for JCU in the field events as well, just missing out on a first place finish in the long jump, clearing a distance of 6.75 meters.
At the end of the day, JCU finished the event with 53 points, tied for sixth place
The Blue Streaks were beaten out by the University of Mount Union, who won the event with 118 points, Ohio Wesleyan University (96), Baldwin Wallace University (92), Otterbein University (81) and Ohio Northern University (63.5).
JCU will run next on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Greater Cleveland Championships in Berea, Ohio and on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Kent State Tune-Up in Kent, Ohio.