Baron place fifth and sixth, individuals win gold

By Peter Baugher
Staff Writer

The Franciscan University men’s track and field team placed sixth at the President’s Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship at Mylan Park in Morgantown, WV, winning a gold medal at the end of the day.

Sophomore Alexander Blose placed 4th in the pole vault with a final vault of 3.71 meters.

Freshman John Maedke placed 17th in the 100-meter with a time of 11.67 seconds in the preliminaries. Maedke later placed 10th, in the 200-meter with a time of 23.06 seconds.

In the 400-meter, Senior Ryan Ozymy earned a silver medal with a time of 48.97 seconds, breaking his program record time. Sophomore Joseph Rohde was right behind him in third place, with a time of 49.41 seconds.

Senior David Cappello also took home bronze, posting a time of 1:54.56 in the 800-meter.

Senior Miguel Daez placed second in the 1500m, just six hundredths of a second in front of his competitor in third place.

Freshmen John Sicree earned four points for the Barons in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.34 seconds.

Sophomore David Di Nardo posted a personal best in the 3000-meter steeplechase, placing sixth with a time of 10:04.16. Conal Delaney placed eighth in the event with a time of 10:09.15.

The 4x100m relay consisted of Sicree, Meadke, freshman Dwayne Gethard and sophomore Charles Jardine, posting a time of 45.49 to place seventh.

Freshman Nicholas Brass placed sixth in the shotput with a best throw of 13.05 meters.

In the 4×400 relay, Daez, sophomore Joe Rohde, Cappello, and Ozymy won gold and broke the university record held by the same team, posting of time of 3:21.97

For the women, two runners earned gold and the team placed 5th out of the 11 teams of the championship.

Sophomore Brigid Mack took home gold, winning the discus with a best throw of 37.97-meters

Junior Claire Walters broke her own school record time and earned gold in the 1500 meter, running a time of 4:41.39. Sophomore Rachel Hurly placed tenth in the event with a time of 5:11.49.

Hurley also ran in the 5000 meters, placing 9th with a time of 19:41.17.

Freshman Clara Symington placed second in the 100-meter hurdles to place second with a time of 1:06.84.

In the 4×100 relay a team of freshman Jianna Hanson, freshman Alana Bradford, Junior Victoria Unnerstall, and freshman Rebecca Bolster placed seventh with a total time of 52.66 seconds, setting a program record.

In the 4×400 relay a team of Rebecca Bolster, Jessica, junior Claire Walters, and freshman Clara Symington ran a time of 4:09.94 and placed fifth, breaking a program record.

The Barons will compete in the Baldwin Wallace for the Harrison Dillard Twilight on May 11th-12th in hopes of qualifying for the NCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships.