By Reed Dickerson
Last weekend the mens and womens track and field teams competed at the Marv Frye Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan University. The Ladies claimed 12th place, while the Lords placed 11th.
Top scorers for the women were Jenna Willett 14, who finished second overall in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:48.05; Leah Jacques 13, who took seventh in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:10.54 and Casey Brumback 16, who finished fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.13 meters.
Ive been looking to PR [personal record] in the triple for a few weeks now, Brumback said. I didnt get there this weekend. I was close, within a few centimeters, but Im happy with my jumps because I broke the 10-meter mark twice.
The Lords had a notable run in the 4×100-meter relay. Carlo Gagliardo 13, Jake Fishbein 13, Joey Cordle 14 and Noah Winters 15 put up a time of 43.15 seconds, breaking the school record of 43.65 which was set last year.
In the sprints, Gagliardo ran a 22.37 in the 200-meter dash, fast enough for second place, the Lords best individual finish on the day. Gagliardo took fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.10. Winters placed fourth in the 200-meter dash and sixth in the 400-meter dash, with times of 22.69 and 49.94, respectively.
In distance, Willy Friedlander 14 and Nat Fox 16 finished fifth and sixth in the 1,500-meter run, with times of 4:05.71 and 4:05.84.
Fox also finished eighth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:01.14.
Going into Marv Frye, we knew [it was] going to be a pretty big meet, Brumback said. We werent necessarily going to score a lot of points. We kept wanting to get those PRs and keep inching those times up.
Were juggling that schedule and working really hard, but its a fun release at the end of the day, Brumback said. People take it seriously and work hard on all the teams, but its a great way to be involved with a student organization and not have it take up the entirety of your experience.
The Lords and Ladies will compete at Ohio Wesleyan again this weekend in the All-Ohio Championships. Brumback said the teams are looking forward to the meet.
I think All-Ohio is exciting for the team because its such a big meet to be going to, Brumback said. I think people are excited about the good competition there and to get some PRs and some good times and distances.