By Peter Baugher
The Franciscan track and field teams continued to break university records in a mini meet on Wednesday, April 5, at Grove City College.
For the men, Senior Ryan Ozymy placed second in the 400 meters, only one of two athletes that ran a sub-50 second time. Ozymy also broke the university outdoor record in the 200m, placing fourth with a time of 22.47 seconds.
Sophomore David Di Nardo ran the 3000-meter steeplechase in 10:14.84 minutes, the third fastest in Franciscan history, allowing him to place third in the event.
Senior David Cappello placed 7th in the event.
Sophomore Joseph Rohde placed sixth in the 100-meter race with a time of 11.61 seconds.
Freshman Nicholas Brass placed 7th in the shotput with a throw of 13.40 meters, his best throw this season and the third best in outdoor history at Franciscan.
For the women, Freshman Clara Symington won third in the 400 meters, running the event in 59.42 seconds, the first women in the University’s history to break one minute in the 400 meters. Her teammate Sophomore Jessica Campell finished behind her at 1:01.73 seconds.
Symington also tied the school record in the 200 meters with a time of 27.32 seconds.
Sophomore Brigid Mack placed first in the discus, bringing home the longest throw in the field at 40.23 meters.
After a break for Easter, the team will compete at a meet in Thiel before competing in the conference championship later this month.