Point Park Globe

Indoor track prepares for season

13 freshman added to roster during offseason

Senior+Michael+Morris+competes+in+the+high+jump+at+the+2018+SPIRE+Midwest+Open.+Morris+competed+in+the+event+last+month+in+Youngstown+placing+seventh+and+was+only+.9+meters+shy+of+qualifying+for+the+NAIA+national+Championship.+
Back to Article
Back to Article

Indoor track prepares for season

Senior Michael Morris competes in the high jump at the 2018 SPIRE Midwest Open. Morris competed in the event last month in Youngstown placing seventh and was only .9 meters shy of qualifying for the NAIA national Championship.

Senior Michael Morris competes in the high jump at the 2018 SPIRE Midwest Open. Morris competed in the event last month in Youngstown placing seventh and was only .9 meters shy of qualifying for the NAIA national Championship.

Photo by Robert Berger

Senior Michael Morris competes in the high jump at the 2018 SPIRE Midwest Open. Morris competed in the event last month in Youngstown placing seventh and was only .9 meters shy of qualifying for the NAIA national Championship.

Photo by Robert Berger

Photo by Robert Berger

Senior Michael Morris competes in the high jump at the 2018 SPIRE Midwest Open. Morris competed in the event last month in Youngstown placing seventh and was only .9 meters shy of qualifying for the NAIA national Championship.

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The indoor track and field team is at the starting line of the 2019 season as they look to continue last season’s success of winning both the 2018 men’s and women’s conference meets. 

Thus far, the team has seen competition once back in December at the Youngstown State University (YSU) Icebreaker event.

Anna Shields of the women’s team highlighted the day for the Pioneers as she was victorious in both the women’s mile and women’s 1,000 meter races.

In the mile, Shields finished in 4 minutes, 46 seconds. Just 14 seconds ahead of second place finisher Anna Brandt from Cleveland University. She was only 1 second shy of finishing even with her facility record which she set at last year’s YSU meet.

Shields did however set a facility record with her 2 minutes, 47 seconds finish in the 1,000 meter race. She finished 15 seconds ahead of her competition who was Sydni Townsend of the University of Pittsburgh.

While the entire team did not compete, a number of athletes still had the chance to compete against athletes from both National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and II. Senior Kara Rohlf completed the 5,000 meter race in 19 minutes, 8 seconds to lead the Pioneers in the event.

For the men’s team, senior Andre Bennett claimed the highest placement finishing third in the men’s 1,000 meter race. Bennett finished with a time of 2 minutes, 39 seconds. He was also the top collegiate runner in the race as the top two finishers ran unattached

In the high jump, senior Michael Morris reached a jump of 1.90 meters, just .9 meters shy of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) nationals qualifying standard. He placed seventh overall in the event.

Freshman Doug Kostelansky made his debut on a collegiate level track competing in the men’s mile race claiming 11th place. Kostelansky finished in 4 minutes, 42 seconds.

Kostelansky is one of many freshman added to the roster since last year’s conference wins for the both the  men and women.

The women’s team has since added Allyssa Campbell, Nia Goodman and Mya Mackenzie to their roster. Along with Kostelansky, the men’s team have added Christian Babo, Brody Carlin, Dan Compton, Robert Hays, Dennis McDermott, Jarrid McKenzie, Camden Seybert, Julius Thomas and Jared Thompson to their arsenal.

The team will continue competition next Saturday at University Park, Pa. in the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Indoor track prepares for season

    Latest Stories

    University pioneers eSports in Pittsburgh

  • Indoor track prepares for season

    ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Oakland house shows offer intimate experience

  • Indoor track prepares for season

    FEATURES

    Younger generations turning to K-pop instead of American music

  • Indoor track prepares for season

    FEATURES

    Tables turn on table-top role-playing games

  • Indoor track prepares for season

    Latest Stories

    Berlin wins by landslide vote

  • Indoor track prepares for season

    Latest Stories

    Stephens earns trip to nationals

  • Indoor track prepares for season

    FEATURES

    Pioneer Public – Cassidy McDermott Smith

  • Indoor track prepares for season

    Latest Stories

    Point Blank Live Again! streams live on campus

  • Indoor track prepares for season

    Latest Stories

    Softball sweeps weekend

  • Indoor track prepares for season

    Latest Stories

    Baseball team takes 2 of 3 games against first place IU Kokomo

Navigate Right