At the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships, held in Youngstown, Ohio, on February 26-27, the Golden Grizzlies women’s and men’s track and field teams performed admirably to win podiums at the end of the weekend. Both teams finished third behind the Milwaukee Panthers and champion Youngstown State Penguins.
On the first day alone, two Golden Grizzlies competitors set new school records on the grounds of the Youngstown campus. Rookie Ellie Voetberg crossed the finish line just nine seconds from first place, finishing third in the women’s 5,000 meters with a time of 17 minutes and 10 seconds.
Next, Junior Connor Goetz finished one spot behind first, taking second place in the men’s 5,000 meters. His time of 14:18 set both a new personal best and the aforementioned school record [a record which he also previously held].
In the field portion of day one, Gabriell Cyriax also put in a solid performance, throwing well enough for third place with a distance of 17.07 meters while Rose Philogene claimed fourth place with a respectable mark of 5. .63 meters in the women’s long jump.
The second school record to be broken came in the men’s 400 meter preliminary race, when senior Jimmie Williams completely destroyed his previously set record by finishing first with a race time of 46.72 seconds. After day one, the Golden Grizzlies men’s and women’s teams were in fourth and third place, respectively.
From the start of day two, Jimmie Williams and the Golden Grizzlies immediately stood out from the crowd with their record-breaking performances on Sunday. Several athletes have broken school, Horizon League, and Youngstown State facility records with their time.
The day started with superb performances from Azsah Bradley, Payton Sabourin and Rose Philogene in their respective competitions, as Bradley placed third and fifth in the women’s 60m and 200m with times of 7.54 and 25 respectively. .03 seconds, Sabourin placed fourth in the women’s race. 400 meters clocking 56.73 seconds and Philogene took third place in the women’s 60 meter hurdles clocking 8.58 seconds.
Then came Jimmie Williams’ record performance in the men’s 200m, where he set the Oakland, Horizon League and facilities record with a time of 21.28 seconds. He then doubled and broke another school record in the men’s 400m with a time of 46.54 seconds.
Madi Leigh and Ashley Quinn took second and third place in the women’s 800 meters with times of 2:12.49 and 2:12.75 seconds respectively, while Ellie Voetberg placed third in the women’s 3,000 meters with a time of 9:57.
Voetberg then doubled, competing and taking third place in the women’s 5000m with a time of 17:10.14. Next, William Harrell and Terrance Brooks Jr. ran an almost identical race in the men’s 800m after posting times of 1:54.10 1:54.30, respectively.
Connor Goetz then came on and improved on his day one performance, taking first place in the men’s 3000m with a time of 4:09.11. Then came the record-breaking final event for the Golden Grizzlies, as the men’s 4x400m relay team[consistingofRayBrazielJustinKuderaGabrielSinghandJimmieWilliamsbrokethreerecordswiththeirtimeof3:1082[consistingofRayBrazielJustinKuderaGabrielSinghandJimmieWilliamsbrokethreerecordswiththeirtimeof3:1082[composéedeRayBrazielJustinKuderaGabrielSinghetJimmieWilliamsabattutroisrecordsavecleurtempsde3:1082[consistingofRayBrazielJustinKuderaGabrielSinghandJimmieWilliamsbrokethreerecordswiththeirtimeof3:1082
Williams was named the championship’s top performer for the men, while Voetberg was named the women’s freshman of the year. Williams will be heading to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships thanks to her outstanding 400 time.
Overall, both Golden Grizzlies teams finished third in the Horizon League standings, just behind the Milwaukee Panthers and Youngstown State Penguins, with incredible and record-breaking performances from everyone. involved.