2.20.12 MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: Numerous Cavs Record Season Bests

Men's Track & Field, 2012-02-20

The Cavaliers closed out their 2012 indoor track and field season with a strong showing at Kent State this past Saturday. Craig Dougherty (So., Clinton, OH/Manchester), Jordan Groubert (Jr., Hartville, OH/Lake), Justin Eddy (So., Massillon, OH/Perry), Devon Gates (So., Canton, OH/Central Catholic), Ryan Garrott (Sr., Georgetown, TX/HS), Joe Paulenich (Sr., Youngstown, OH/Cardinal Mooney), Anthony Skrabak (Sr., St. Clairsville, OH/HS), and the 4X400 meter relay team all had season best performances.

Star sprinter John Schweinfurth (Sr., Medina, OH/HS) had a very solid meet to lead the sprinters.  His 60 meter dash time of 7.29 was .05 of a second slower than his best in 2012. He came within .04 of a second of his season best running 23.27 in the 200 meter dash. Dougherty improved significantly on his season best in the 60 meter dash as he dropped his best time of the 2012 season from 7.62 to 7.48. He also dropped his 200 meter dash time by an impressive .3 of a second going from 24.14 to a solid 23.84 on Kent State’s track.  Ryan Christiansen (So., Hartville, OH/Lake) ran a solid 9.24 60 meter high hurdles and a 24.37 in the 200 meter dash. 

Gates ran his season best in the 400 meter dash as he dropped his best from 53.52 to 52.69. Ryan Garrott ran a season best 800 meter run in 2:01.09 to win his heat.  In the mile, Justin Groubert (Fr., Hartville, OH/Lake) went through 800 meters in a blistering 2:06 and faded still running 4:30.64. Eddy, who is returning from an ankle sprain that left him out all fall, ran a solid 9:00.44 in the 3000 meter run.  Jackson Zaremba (Fr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) was not far behind in 9:09.93.  In the 5000 meter run, Jordan Groubert had an outstanding day as he went through two miles in 9:49 and finished the last mile to achieve an indoor personal best time of 15:28.46.

In the throws, Paulenich had season bests in both the shot put (42-9) and weight throw (41-9.75). Skrabak had his personal best in the shot put heaving the 16-pound ball 42-8.

The 4X400 meter relay team of Schweinfurth, Gates, Justin Groubert, and David Moser (Fr., Bluffton, OH/HS) ran a season best time of 3:30.43. Moser closed in 50.9 to seal the victory for the team in their heat and close out the 2012 indoor season.

“We had a real nice final meet at Kent State,” said Head Coach Christopher Straub. “We were hoping to have four guys under nine minutes in the 3000 meters by the end of the indoor season. We came up just a little short of that goal. Nonetheless, we had some nice improvements today. The men are really positioning themselves nicely for an outdoor season where we see continued development in our efforts to become a competitive NCAA Division II program.”