Barons compete at Amy Adams Memorial Invitational

By Grace Ostuni
Staff Writer

The Franciscan University track and field team competed in the Amy Adams Memorial Invitational on March 22 and 23 in New Concord, OH. 

Only one Baron competed on Friday. Freshman Raphael Blose placed 10th in javelin with a personal best throw of 39.74m.  

On Saturday, the Barons fought hard, with some securing a place on the podium.  

Junior Jessica Campbell placed second in the 3000-meter steeplechase. She finished with a time of 12:48.20. 

Campbell earned the podium a second time in the 800-meter. She placed third and became the fastest Division III runner out of 27 girls.  

Freshman Lauren Dosch also made the podium with her time of 4:55.22 in the 1500-meter, becoming the fourth woman to break the five-minute barrier in Franciscan History.  

Junior Claire Walters placed 14th, freshman Mary Elizabeth Savage placed 54th and freshman Mary Kate McCusker placed 55th in the race. 

Sophomore Rebecca Bolster also made the podium, placing third in the 400-meter.  

Three Barons ran in the 100-meter dash. Freshman Andrew Menck placed 20th, sophomore Dwayne Gethard placed 21st and freshman Luke Tran placed 40th.  

Three freshmen competed in the 1500-meter. Seamus Sommers placed 20th, Thomas Dittmer placed 33rd and Eduardo Torres placed 35th. 

Graduate student Ryan Ozymy ran the 800-meter, placing third with a time of 1:58.43. 

Menck ran the 200-meter, placing 21st.  

Sophomore Nicholas Brass placed 10th in the shot put. He achieved a personal best throw of 13.27 meters.  

Tran competed in the long jump, placing 18th with a jump of 4.56 meters.  

Sophomore John Sicree placed sixth on the podium in 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.72. Gethard also competed, placing ninth.  

The Barons’ track and field team will compete next in the Dave Labor Invitational on April 6th at Slippery Rock University.