The Carlow men’s and women’s track and field team competed in first indoor meet in school history Saturday, Dec. 2. The Celtics traveled to Alliance, Ohio, where they participated in the Mount Union College Toy Drive Invitational.
Javondii Myers (SO/Columbia, S.C.) hit the NAIA "B" National Standard in the men's high jump in his first performance as a Celtic. He took third place out of 11 competitors, with a leap of 6-6.75 feet. The top three finishers all jumped the same height, but the winner hit the mark with the fewest misses.
Myers' jump was a quarter of an inch shy of the "A" national standard, and he has six more meets in which to achieve it. "B" qualifiers advance to the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships if their event is not filled with "A" qualifiers, or each team can send up to four "B" qualifiers. Nationals are held March 1-3, in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Leanne Glaub (JR/West Seneca, N.Y.) had the highest finish for the Celtics, taking second place out of seven runners in the women’s 800-meter run finals, with a time of 2:37.2.
Other highlights for the Celtics included Larissa Kijowski (FR/Dayton, Pa.) finishing fourth out of 17 runners in the women’s 400-meter dash finals, with a time of 1:03.63, and Blake Wargo (JR/Milton, Pa.) taking fifth out of nine in the men's 800-meter run, with a time of 2:08.13.
The Celtics next compete at the Golden Flash Gala, at Kent State (Ohio) University, on Saturday, Dec. 9.