Outdoor season is underway for JCU men’s track and field

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Sophomore Jacob Fritsch broke the Muskingum “Muskie Duals” javelin throw this past weekend in New Concord, Ohio.

Anna Meyer, Staff Reporter

After a successful indoor season, the John Carroll University men’s track and field team is back in action for the 2019 outdoor season. The Blue Streaks kicked off their outdoor season campaign at the unscored Muskie Duals in New Concord, Ohio, on Saturday, March 16.

The Blue Streaks displayed the depth of their men’s track and field team by taking home many top honors in the first of many outdoor meets to come.

One of the top highlights for the Blue and Gold was senior J.J. Bost finishing in the top five in four events. Bost competed in the shot put, hammer and javelin as well as the discus event, where he placed first with a mark of 44.1 meters.

Continuing with the strong performance in the field events, sophomore Jacob Fritsch broke the previous javelin record at the Muskie Duals , taking  first-place honors with a distance of 52.20 meters.

Stellar senior Kyle Monahan added another first-place title to his list of career victories. Monahan finished the 1,500-meter race with an exceptional time of 4:06.92.

Another significant event was the 2,000-meter race, where freshman Ian Pierson and junior Patrick McGuire took first- and second-place honors, respectively.

Many runners displayed their strengths in the 400-meter race. At the top of the list, sophomore Mike Shipman came in second place, followed by senior Zack Modzelewski in third and freshman Gabe Ernest in sixth place.

The underclassmen showed off their speed in the 800-meter race as Pat White finished third, Sam Coe finished sixth and finally, sophomore Connor McIntyre finished ninth.

The men’s track and field team will next travel to Pittsburgh to compete in the CMU Invite at Carnegie Mellon University on March 23.