Barons prepare for conference meet at Muskingum

By Grace Ostuni
Staff Writer

On Feb. 16, the Barons’ track and field teams competed at Muskingum ahead of their PAC Championship meet. 

Sophomore Clara Symington competed in the first running event of the day, the 60-meter hurdles. She broke her own record, both qualifying for the finals with a time of 9.60 seconds, and then in the finals with a time of 9.53 seconds.   

Symington continued to do well, also qualifying for the 60-meter dash. She placed eighth in the finals.  

Sophomore Annie Seida, freshman Clara Gross and freshman Mary Kate McCusker all made the podium in the 3000-meter.  

Juniors Jessica Campbell, Claire Walters and Seida ran the mile. Campbell ran the fifth fastest time in program history with 5:23.36, placing third.  

Freshman Lauren Dosch ran the 400-meter with a time of 1:01.81, placing second.  

Freshman Andrew Menck ran the men’s 60-meter dash, and his time of 7.34 seconds qualified him for the finals. In the finals, Menck dropped time and achieved second place with a time of 7.28 seconds.  

Menck also ran the 200-meter, placing second, and sophomore Dwayne Gethard placed fourth.  

Graduate student Ryan Ozymy won the 800-meter, finishing with a time of 1:54.46 – the fourth fastest time in program history.  

Three freshman Barons ran in the 3000-meter. Seamus Sommers placed second, Thomas Dittmer placed eighth and Eduardo Torres placed ninth.  

Sophomore Nicholas Brass competed in the shot put. His throw of 13.56 meter placed him at fifth, breaking the school indoor record.  

Junior Alexander Blose placed first in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.25 meters.  

The next and final competition for the Barons this season will be the PAC Indoor Track and Field Championship on Thursday, Feb. 22.