Track & Field bringing home 10 medals from RSC Indoor Championships

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Indoor Track RSC 2020 WinnersPhotos 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 respectively.

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.

4x800 relay team RSC Indoor 2020
The team also competed in the 60, 200, 400, 3000 and shot put on the day.

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 68.

Point Park won the overall women's team title with a score of 212.

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.

Royster Indoor RSC 2020

Evan Antes (SO/North Versailles, Pa.) earned points for the men in the 1,000 by placing sixth of 13 with a time of 2:56.41.

Junior Cameron Short (West Mifflin, Pa.) ran the 400 and finished seventh of 12 in 56.36 to add to the men's score.

Other events for the men's team included the 600 and shot put.

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.

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