Articles by David Adkins

Strong competition helps JCU build for end of season

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…

Two title winners highlights successful weekend for Blue Streaks

This weekend was unusually cold and snowy for April. These conditions made the John Homon meet at the University of Mount Union tougher than usual. What was originally planned to be a two-day competition stretched from Friday through Sunday.   The two titles earned for the Blue Streaks were collected by senior Emmy Jenkins and…

Wade’s walk-off hit highlights split with ONU

  Behind a walk-off double off the bat of senior Christine Wade, the John Carroll University softball team won game one of a doubleheader with Ohio Northern University. Although the Blue Streaks fell to the Polar Bears in the second game, 4-3, Wade’s walk-off was the moment to remember.   In game one, ONU scored…

Blue Streaks put together winning weekend despite poor weather

    Women’s Cross Country   A strong performance by the  John Carroll University women’s cross country team was enough to bring home the title from the Penn State University-Behrend Invitational in Erie, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Sept. 19.   JCU had six of the top nine runners, which lead to them scoring 22 points, putting…

JCU Women’s track team finishes seventh at the OAC Championship

    John Carroll University women’s track and field had many good performances that landed them seventh place at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships, which were held at Mount Union Stadium at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.   Mount Union won the event with 199 points, the runner up was Otterbein University…

JCU Men’s Track Team Finishes Third at OAC Championship

  Saturday marked the 2015 Ohio Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. It was a showcase of some of the best teams and athletes across the nation.   The Blue Streaks had a strong showing over the two-day event at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. The hosting school won the title…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 04/18-04/19

Men’s Track and Field   John Carroll University had a well-balanced effort from their runners, hurdlers, throwers and jumpers to help propel themselves to a title at the Sparky Adams Invitational held at Baldwin Wallace on Saturday, April 18. John Carroll finished with 213.5 points while runner-up Baldwin Wallace had 143.   The Blue Streaks…

Blue Streaks continue historic start with two-game sweep

  The John Carroll University Blue Streaks completed a two-game sweep over the University of Mount Union on Saturday, March 21. The Blue Streaks beat the Purple Raiders 7-1 and 7-0 in Alliance, Ohio in JCU’s Ohio Athletic Conference opener.   The second game was JCU’s first shutout game in the series.   The Blue…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 3/14-3/15

  Men’s Tennis   The John Carroll University men’s tennis team lost to Oberlin College, 8-1, in the Heisman Field House on Saturday, March 14.   Alex Guthrie picked up JCU’s only win of the match. Guthrie beat Callan Louis 7-5, 2-6, 10-3 at No. 3 singles.   Guthrie spoke about what his singles victory…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 2/20-2/22

Men’s Indoor Track & Field   The John Carroll University men’s track and field team posted three school records and four top 10 finishes at the Kent State Tune-Up on Saturday, Feb. 21. The unscored meet featured teams ranging from Division I powerhouses to NAIA squads.   JCU sophomore Jonathan Radney had a very busy…

All-Ohio Championships prove difficult for JCU

  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…

Five All-Ohio honors show out for Blue Streaks

  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…

Colonel and pacifist debate military action

  The ethical question of whether or not to use military action was the topic of debate on Thursday, Feb. 12 in the LSC Conference Room. Opinions from U.S. Colonel Eric Patterson and anti-war activist Megan Wilson-Reitz, sparked a heated conversation. Director of Campus Ministry John Scarano facilitated the debate.   At the beginning of…

Strong efforts lead JCU into All-Ohio Championships

    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…

Record setting performance from Mitolo leads JCU

    Senior Rocky Mitolo broke a John Carroll University school record on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Jim Wuske Invitational held in Alliance, Ohio.   Mitolo broke his previously set school record with a toss of 17.92m in the weight throw. His current distance is ranked 10th nationally in Division III. Later in the…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 1/30-2/1/2015

Men’s Indoor Track & Field   John Carroll University finished third at the Ohio Athletic Conference North Split Meet at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio on Friday, Jan. 30. The Blue Streaks scored 114 total  points. The University of Mount Union won, scoring 198, and Ohio Northern University took second with a score of…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup

Men’s Indoor Track & Field The John Carroll University men’s indoor track and field team made great strides on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio. Many of the Blue Streaks finished in the top 10 in their respective events.   In the track events, sophomore Jonathan Radney finished 10th in the…

Otterbein Invitational proves tough test for JCU

  The Blue Streaks fought hard and finished fourth on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Otterbein Invitational.   The Blue Streaks scored 49 points, while Tiffin University won the meet with a score of 196.50. Otterbein University placed second with 137.   JCU had two runners place in first in the meet. Sophomore Joy Nyaanga…

Strong performances lead to second place finish

The John Carroll University men’s track and field team placed second at the Otterbein Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 17. The Blue Streaks had four different athletes earn first place finishes. JCU placed second with 108 points, trailing behind Tiffin University with 172 points.   JCU’s first win of the day went to senior Nick Williams…

Women’s Indoor Track & Field

  Although there were many teams at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala, some of the most shining performances were displayed by Blue Streaks.   Sophomore Joy Nyaanga, who was among the best of the Blue Streaks, finished 14th in the 400-meter dash just narrowly breaking a minute with a time of 1:01.28.   Two…

Men’s Indoor Track & Field

  John Carroll University men’s indoor track and field kicked off the winter season at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala. The team competed on Friday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 6 in Kent, Ohio. This event was an unscored meet.   Some of the athletes who put up a great performances include freshman Austin…

Wrestling continues early season surge with strong performance at Trine Invitational

  The John Carroll University wrestling team, along with 10 other teams, traveled to Angola, Indiana to take part in the Trine Invitaional on Saturday, Nov. 15.   Six Blue Streaks fought their way to titles, while four placed in their individual weight classes.   Junior Dan Mirman, competing in the 149 pound weight class,…