Strong competition helps JCU build for end of season

April 27th, 2016


Junior Jonathan Radney led the way for the John Carroll University men’s track and field team this weekend at the John Homon Open at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.


Radney won the 100-meter dash in 11.44, narrowly beating Mount Union’s Tyler Orewier by .04 seconds. Freshman Cole Weirich finished sixth in the same race with a time of 11.65.


Senior Michael Hydzik led a strong contingent in the 1500-meter run. He came in second with a time of 4:04.04, joined in the top ten by seniors Will Cameron (5th 4:08.31) and Michael Hurley (7th, 4:09.26) and sophomore Matt Andrews (9th, 4:09.79).


Sophomore Jimmy White also had a runner-up showing for the Blue Streaks. White claimed second place in the 3000-meter steeplechase (10:21.39)


Freshman Max Wasielewski claimed two top ten finishes in the hurdles events. Wasielweski finished fifth in the 110-meter race (17.93) and seventh in the 400-meter race (1:02.28).


In the 400-meter dash, sophomore Nick Woods finished fifth with a time of 51.40.


JCU also had a field event champion, as sophomore Adam North was the long jump winner. North cleared 6.63 meters to finish well ahead of runner-up Brandon Cloud of Mount Union (6.34 meters).


Sophomore Tyler Jew took third in the triple jump (11.00 meters) and eighth in the long jump (5.18 meters) for JCU.


Two throwers also had top ten showings as well. Freshman Nick Colby was fifth in the discus, uncorking a throw of 43.15 meters and fellow freshman R.C. Lilly was seventh in the javelin (44.91 meters).