By Madeline Dorobiala
The Franciscan track and field team competed at Muskingum University over winter break on Jan. 13.
Junior Alexander Blose clutched seventh place, qualifying for finals in the 60-meter dash. Blose achieved a new personal best time of 7.23 seconds, which was placed as the fourth fastest in Franciscan’s indoor track history.
Junior Joseph Rohde placed eighth in the 60m dash, which qualified for finals with a time of 7.25 seconds. Rohde continued with perseverance and placed eighth in the 200m with a time of 23.82.
Freshman Raphael Blose and junior Charles Jardine competed in the shot put. Blose had a best throw of 9.87m, placing 32nd, and Jardine threw a career best of 12.60m, placing ninth in the shot put.
Alexander Blose also competed in the pole vault. Blose cleared 3.80 meters – his third best height in his athletic career at Franciscan.
Sophomore Clara Symington nudged past teammate sophomore Rebecca Bolster in the 60m dash. Symington had a time of 8.6 seconds, and Bolster was right behind her with a time of 8.67 seconds.
Freshman Mary Elizabeth Savage clutched fifth place in the 3000m with a time of 13:30, earning five points for the Barons.
Junior Jessica Campbell represented Franciscan in the women’s mile, placing fifth with a time of 5:42.
Symington and Bolster both participated in the 200m dash. Symington placed ninth with a time of 28.63 and Bolster trailed behind her with a time of 28.86.
The Barons compete next at the Spire Invitation in Geneva, OH on Jan. 20.