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Track beats multiple personal records at the Youngstown Mid Major Invitational

By Isabella Custodi, Contributor

Men’s and women’s track took over at the YSU Mid Major Invitational, breaking two school records and multiple personal records in Youngstown, Ohio on February 2–3.

Senior Maura Jordan broke a school record this past weekend. Jordan took home 18th place in the 200m dash with a time of 26.25 beating her own school record by less than a second. Jordan also finished 3rd in the 400m dash with a time of 58.10.


Sophomore Arthur Hartel also broke the school record and beat his own personal record in the 60m dash for the men with a time of 7.62, placing 61st. He broke his own record by about 18 seconds. Hartel says, “It feels great knowing I broke the school record and my PR. It shows that I can still improve to get faster and stronger, which is something I personally value in myself.”

Kayla Schmidt, Jules Jones and Marissa Silba finished consecutively in the women’s mile, all beating their own PRs. Schimdt took first with a time of 5:03.90, followed by Jules Jones in second (5:04.57) and Marissa Silba in third (5:09.17). Behind them was Jacqueline Appenheimer in seventh (5:10.88), also setting a personal record. 

Jones was very proud of the performance made by herself and her team. “I’m very happy with how the meet went overall. Beating my mile PR was a great start to the morning, and it was super exciting to see the team take the top three spots in the women’s mile,” said Jones.

Schmidt also competed in the women’s 3000m and finished second with a time of 10:17.15. Jones and Silba also placed within the top 10 for the women’s 800m. Jones took home eighth (2:22.97) and Silba in ninth (2:23.00).

For the men, Max Chew, Peyton Spartorico, Patrick Garland and Jacob Raichel all had personal bests in the men’s mile. Chew took home eighth in the men’s mile with a time of 4:22.90. Spartorico placed 12th (4:25.55), Garland in 20th (4:32.24) and Raichel took 27th (4:37.28). All of the men beat their PRs by under 10 seconds.

Senior Collin Rice and Nick Dauphinee both had top 10 finishes in the men’s one mile elite. Rice placed eighth in the men’s one mile elite with a time of 4:23.58 beating his personal record. Behind Rice, was Nick Dauphinee in 10th (4:44.88).

Next up for the Griffs is the Boston Friday Invitational on Feb. 9.

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