JCU performs well on weekend

BY: John Alfes, Assistant Sports Editor

JCU sophomore Ashura Powell (pictured) was part of the running up team in the 4 x 400 relay team at the All-Ohio Championships. Photo courtesy of JCU Sports Information

It was only a matter of time before the John Carroll University women’s track and field team settled in and accumulated a top result over a weekend chock full of achievement.

Between the Division III All-Ohio Championships on Saturday, Feb.11 and Baldwin Wallace Mid-February Meet on Friday, Feb. 10, the Blue Streaks scraped their way past the opposition and finish ninth and tenth respectively.

Featured in the weekend’s highlight reel was the 4x400 relay team consisting of Alyssa Biedron, Noelle Saluan, Ashura Powell and Joy Nyaanga with a second place finish and time of 4:01.98. Moments prior to the exhilarating finish, three of the aforementioned sprinters found success in the individual 400-meter dash: Powell (fifth, 1:00.45), Nyaanga (seventh, 1:00.58) and Saluan (ninth, 1:00.63).

Rounding out All-Ohio’s impact performers were Sara Martinko in the 60-meter hurdles (fourth, 9.49 seconds) and Cassie Schillero in the 3000-meter run (fifth, 10:41.06).

Prior to the All-Ohio meet, JCU logged positive results on the indoor tracks hosted by crosstown rival Yellow Jackets.

Brittany Ioffe left the weekend satisfied courtesy of her new personal record in the pole vault at 2.89 meters.