3.22.14 MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: Cavs Finish Third; Two Points From First Place Tie

Men's Track & Field, 2014-03-22

(MUSKINGUM, Ohio) – In its first event of the outdoor season, the Walsh men’s track and field team earned an impressive third place finish in an event filled with 13 schools. The Cavaliers scored 116 points and were narrowly edged by two points for first place honors. Ohio Dominican and Muskingum both tied for top honors with 118 points.

Justin Groubert (Jr., Hartville, OH/Lake) picked up where he left off from the indoor season with a first place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:59.54. He followed that up with a gold finish in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:07.59. It’s the second year in a row he won the event after he set the meet record last year. Naimbai Njerakey (R-Fr., Seven Springs, VA/Wheaton) won the 5,000 meter run with a time of 15:24.50. Jackson Zaremba (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) finished third in the same event with a time of 15:38.27. Zaremba didn’t stop there as he won the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:51.93.

Walsh also won the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:25.02. Participating in the event were Seth Wieland (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Green), Paul Sonego (Fr., North Ridgeville, OH/HS), Craig Dougherty (Jr., Clinton, OH/Manchester), and Sherman Kortze (Fr., Green, OH/CVCA).

Other relay teams performed well as the 4x800 meter relay team finished second with a time of 8:12.46. Matt Mizer (So., Canton, OH/Perry), Nick Isla (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley), Kyle Denihan (Fr., Eastlake, OH/North), and Devon Gates (Jr., Warrenville Heights, OH/HS) all participated in the event. The 4x100 meter relay team which consisted of Zach Wieland (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Green), Carson Bogdanovich (So., Coventry, OH/HS), Alex Bates (Fr., Smithville, OH/HS), and Seth Wieland finished third with a time of 43.77.

The Cavaliers will next compete in the Cedarville Yellow Jacket Open a week from today. The event takes the place of the Washington & Jefferson Invitational which has been cancelled.