Indoor Track Concludes Appearance at YSU Mid-Major Saturday
By Julia Barth, Editor-in-Chief
Indoor Track visited Youngstown State University last weekend as they made an appearance at the meet on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 in Youngstown, Ohio. The best performance for Canisius was from graduate student Michael Peppy who had a pair of top-10 finishes for the Griffs.
At the Watson and Tressel Training site in Youngstown, Peppy placed eighth in the men’s 3,000-meter run (8:39.57) and got tenth place in the men’s one-mile race (4:19.17) according to stats posted on GoGriffs.com.
A senior at Canisius, Tom Appenheimer, did well for the Griffs by securing them a second top-15 finish, also in the one-mile race, placing 14th and crossing the finish line after a hard fought battle at 4:24.35.
But it wasn’t just the men’s track team who turned some heads at the Youngstown State invitational. The women represented Canisius well, as freshman Jacqueline Appenheimer placed sixth in the women’s one-mile race, punching a time of 5:16.94.
And on the other end of the spectrum, senior Olivia Moran placed 10th in the women’s 800-meter race, pushing past the finish line at 2:22.94. Finally, junior Maura Jordan had a strong appearance in the 400-meter dash, crossing the line at 1:00.39 and finishing in 10th place. A great showing for the women’s track team leading up to National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which was celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Looking to the future, the Griffs close out the regular-season portion of their indoor schedule as it travels to the RIT invitational on Friday, Feb. 10, starting at 4 p.m. at the Gordon Field House in Rochester, NY.