Track & Field school records broken and NAIA qualifying times met at Kent State Tune-up

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Olivia Miller triple jumpPhoto courtesy of RSC Sports Information


KENT, Ohio --- Carlow University track & field competed in its final meet of the indoor season Saturday, Feb. 22 at Kent State in an effort to meet NAIA qualifying times for several athletes.

The push paid off, as junior Larissa Kijowski (Dayton, Pa.) set a school record and met the NAIA "A" qualifying time in the 1000. She ran 3:00.28 to place sixth of 14 at the meet, which saw athletes from across all NCAA divisions, as well as NAIA competition.

Olivia Miller (JR/Bolivar, Pa.) met the NAIA "A" qualifying mark in triple jump, leaping 11.58 meters to place fifth of 23 jumpers and set a new school record.

Miller also set the school record in the 60 meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 9.99.

She placed sixth of 15 in high jump (1.55 meters), 14th of 27 in long jump (4.94 meters) and 17th of 27 in shot put (9.37 meters) to round out her day on the track.

Sophomore Kaitlynn Melvin (Belle Vernon, Pa.) ran a personal best 2:25.03 to place 13th of 44 athletes in the 800.

Sydney Achtzehn (SO/Greensburg, Pa.) also a ran a personal best in the mile, finishing in 6:01.30.

Tyhir Royster (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) just came up short in meeting a national qualifying time in his events.

Royster concluded his breakout freshman indoor season by setting the school record in the 200. He ran 22.47 to place fifth of 51 athletes in the race.

Royster also ran 7.17 in the 60, placing 12th of 50.

Kijowski and Miller travel to Brookings, S.D. for the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships March 5-7 at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. Links to live results can be found at

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