1-2-3 Finish for JCU in 60m leads to successful weekend at All-Ohio


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JCU runs at All-Ohio Championship

Sean Freeman, Staff Reporter

The Blue & Gold split up their roster, sending athletes to both the Mid-February Meet at Baldwin Wallace on Friday, Feb. 8 and the All-Ohio meet at Otterbein on Saturday, Feb. 9.  

At Baldwin Wallace, senior Luke Cancilla was the top point scorer for the Blue Streaks, taking second place in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 2:39.44, followed by sophomore Connor McIntyre (3rd, 2:43.26) and freshman Matt Kirchner (8th, 2:56.03). In the mile, another trio of Streaks including sophomore Jake Darby (6th, 4:40.67), Kirchner (7th, 4:42.11) and sophomore Keller Dittoe (8th, 4:42.19) added points to the Carroll campaign.  

Strong performances were also shown by freshman Mark Zahren, garnering bronze standing in the 400-meter run with a collegiate record of 53.26, freshman Parker Tent in the 800-meter (6th), junior Nick Vuono in shot put (6th; 12.89 meters), sophomore Jacob Fritsch in weight throw (7th; 11.93 meters) and freshman Christian Litwinowicz in pole vault (6th; 1.91 meters).

At the All-Ohio Meet, alongside many standout performances was an incredible one-two-three John Carroll finish in the 60-meter dash. Sophomore Deven Ward led the way, crossing the line in 6.98, followed closely by senior Cole Weirich (7.01) and junior Hayen Snow (7.01). Snow also competed at Baldwin Wallace the night before, being one of the few JCU athletes who competed both Friday and Saturday.

Other highlights came in the field, where junior Corey Minton won the triple jump competition in 14.07 meters while senior Nick Colby placed second in the weight throw, breaking his school record again with an 18.77 meter mark.

Nonetheless, the top scoring relay for John Carroll was the Distance Medley. Comprised of freshman Ian Pierson and seniors John Iannetta, Ryan Scanlon and Kyle Monahan, the team ended their battle in second (10:32.90).

In a tightly contested mile where the first and third place finishers were separated by a mere three-tenths of second, Monahan took silver in 4:23.71, while teammate junior Patrick McGuire finished in sixth with a time of 4:28.99.

JCU will compete in the “Tune-Up” next weekend at Kent State.