Photos courtesy of RSC Sports Information
TIFFIN, Ohio --- Carlow University track & field had an
impressive showing at the River States Conference Indoor
Championships Friday, with the women's team nabbing eight medals
and the men's team picking up two.
The eight medals for the women's team is the most since track
& field's inception at Carlow.
Junior Larissa Kijowski (Dayton, Pa.) won
first place in the mile and 1,000, running 5:37.01 and 3:20.32
Teammate Kaitlynn Melvin (SO/Belle
Vernon, Pa.) was close on her heels, earning third place in the
mile and 1,000 with times of 5:44.62 and 3:23.51 respectively.
Junior Olivia Miller (Bolivar, Pa.) was named
RSC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year after a notable indoor season
and several podiums at the championships.
It was Miller's third year in a row reaching podium in triple
jump and her second year placing first in the event. Miller jumped
10.80 meters for the gold.
She placed second of five athletes in high jump, clearing the
bar at 1.55 meters, and earned third place in long jump with the
distance of 4.90 meters.
Miller's fifth place finish with a time of 10.05 in 60 meter
hurdles earned points for the team.
The 4x800 relay team of Kijowski, Melvin, Miller and
Sydney Achtzehn (SO/Greensburg, Pa.) snagged
second place with a time of 10:44.07.
The team also competed in the 60, 200, 400, 3000 and shot put on
At the end of the day, the women's team earned fourth place
overall out of eight teams in the conference with a score of
Point Park won the overall women's team title with a score of
On the men's side, Javondii
Myers (SR/Columbia, S.C.) won gold in high jump,
leaping 2.00 meters. He broke the meet record of 1.95 meters from
2018 and just missed NAIA national qualifying by a centimeter. It
was the third year in a row Myers reached the podium at conferences
in high jump.
Freshman Tyhir Royster (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
continued his standout indoor season, placing third of eight in the
60-meter dash with a time of 7.18. He finished fourth of 23 in the
200, running 22.83.
Evan Antes (SO/North Versailles, Pa.) earned
points for the men in the 1,000 by placing sixth of 13 with a time
Junior Cameron Short (West Mifflin, Pa.) ran
the 400 and finished seventh of 12 in 56.36 to add to the men's
Other events for the men's team included the 600 and shot
The team's small size earned them eighth of eight teams, and
Indiana University East took home the men's overall team title with
a score of 184.
The Celtics continue to chase NAIA qualifying times that they
are so close to reaching, traveling to Kent State Feb. 15. Links to
live results can be found at https://bit.ly/Track1920.
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