By Madeline Dorobiala
The Franciscan track and field team continued to beat program records in the Spire Midwest Collegiate Invitational on Jan. 20 in Geneva, OH.
Graduate Kimbria Lance became the first Lady Baron to clear the vault in Franciscan’s indoor track history. Lance placed seventh overall, clearing a height of 3.05m or just over 10ft.
Freshman Lauren Dosch made her collegiate debut in the 800m with a time of 2:19. Dosch set a new Franciscan indoor record and placed sixth overall.
Graduate student Ryan Ozymy held on to fourth place in the 600m with the time of 1:20 and was the best run of the day for Franciscan.
Junior Joseph Rohde and sophomore Dwayne Gethard represented Franciscan in the 400m. Rohde placed 16th with a time of 51.58 seconds, and Gethard placed 21st with a time of 52.12.
Junior Alexander Blose participated in the pole vault and 60m dash. Blose cleared 3.95m in the pole vault and ran in the dash with a time of 7.27 seconds.
Junior Charles Jardine placed 18th in the shot put with 12.93 meters. This was Jardine’s career best throw and would be the second longest in Franciscan indoor history.
Sophomores Clara Symington and Rebecca Bolster both ran the 400m dash. Symington placed eighth with a time of 1:03 – only four seconds off her personal best.
Bolster placed 16th in the 400m with a time of 1:05, which was two seconds away from her personal best.
Junior Lauren Arena persevered and placed 44th in the 60m dash with a time of 8.94 seconds.
Bolster made an appearance in the 200m and placed 16th with a time of 28.19 seconds.
The Baron’s will compete next at the Doug Raymond National Qualifier on Jan. 26-27 in Kent, OH.