Track and field finish season out strong at ODAC Championship
Liz Levey, ‘Doah Staff Writer
April 30, 2014
The Hornets track and field team completed the 2014 ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday Apr.19, 2014 with junior Jaclyn Mohlmann leading the women’s team by earning her second ODAC title. She won the 100-meter hurdles and finished third in the 400-meter hurdles. For the men, Kirk Lewis finished second in the javelin with Evan Griffin finishing fifth.
Overall, the Hornets have had an excellent season including this past weekend at the ODAC Championship. They have set 272 personal records, 51 school records and had 16 athletes earn All-ODAC honors. With Jaclyn Mohlmann being the 100m High Hurdle conference champion, she qualifies for the Indoor National Championships in the pentathlon (currently 16 in nation in outdoor heptathlon).
On the men’s side, senior Evan Griffin has also had a big year breaking four out of the six school throwing records (indoor weight throw, indoor shot put, outdoor shot put and hammer throw).
He has made All-Conference all four years on the team, including this year in the ODAC in all three of his events: hammer, shot put and discus.
Junior Emily Cobb was pleasantly surprised saying, “Overall, this season was successful. We knew it was going to be a ‘rebuilding’ year and we definitely got the ball rolling for seasons to come.” Cobb said that it had to do with a staff addition. “Our new assistant coach, Justin Potter, has been a huge part of this positive change, and has been a great addition to the coaching staff,” she said. With the addition to a new coach, young talent has helped S.U. as well. Freshman Danyelle McGrady, who has improved throughout the season, felt welcomed in to the group saying, “I felt very welcomed by everyone on the track team, especially coming in and never doing track and field before.” McGrady finished second in javelin, followed by freshman Alana Meadows.
Head coach Andrew Marrocco was very happy with this year and his athlete’s achievements. He is looking forward to next year, anxious for their continued progress. While the season isn’t completely over you, can check out their final meets and results on suhornets.com.