Several Celtics earn podium spots at RSC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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EATON, Ohio --- Several Carlow University track & field athletes earned places at the podium during the River States Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships April 25-26, hosted by Indiana University East.

The Carlow women’s team started off slowly, finishing in 10th place on the first day, but climbed up to finish 7th overall.

The University of Rio Grande (Ohio) claimed the women’s title.

Sophomore Larissa Kijowski (Dayton, Pa.) placed second of 18 in the 1500 with a time of 4:55.57. She finished third of 25 in the 800, running 2:25.65.

Olivia Miller (SO/Bolivar, Pa.) placed third of eight in triple jump with a distance of 10.46 meters. She also tied for third in high jump, leaping 1.35 meters.
Miller scored points for the Celtics in long jump, placing eighth of 14 with a distance of 4.68 meters.

Jordan Palmer (SO/Burgettstown, Pa.), Hayli King (SO/Leechburg, Pa.) and Miller finished fourth, fifth and sixth out of 15 to each earn points in javelin with distances of 27.07, 26.04 and 25.15 meters respectively.

The 4x400 relay team of Leanne Glaub (SR/West Seneca, N.Y.), Shannon Depree (FR/Crabtree, Pa.), Gabrielle Kluger (SR/Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Kijowski earned points for placing seventh with a time of 4:36.41.

Glaub, Kluger, Kijowski and Amanda Espy (SO/Oil City, Pa.) also earned points in the 4x800 relay, finishing with a time of 10:58.78.

Espy placed ninth of 13 in the 3000, running 14:35.43.

The Carlow men’s team finished eighth overall in the two-day event.

Point Park University’s men’s team earned the first place spot.

Junior Javondii Myers (Columbia, S.C.) earned second place in high jump, clearing a height of 1.90 meters.

He scored points in triple jump, placing fourth with a distance of 12.93 meters, and also in long jump, where his leap of 5.93 meters landed him in seventh place.

Myers finished 11th of 20 in the 100 with a time of 11.97.

Robert Hoffman (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished second of 19 in javelin, throwing a distance of 41.62 meters. He also finished 14th of 20 in the 100 with a time of 12.27.

The Celtics travel to one final meet of the season on May 3, where several athletes will strive to hit NAIA national qualifying times and marks.

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