COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Miami University men’s track and field team wrapped up its season’s indoor competition with eight top-five finishes at the Ohio State Tune-Up, including a first-place time in the 4x400m relay. The meet was hosted by The Ohio State University at the French Field House.
Concluding the meet with top marks in two field and six track events, the Ohio State Tune-Up served as a strong warm up for the RedHawks before beginning their outdoor season four weeks from now.
“Anytime you can have a successful meet and the kids feel good about it, that’s a positive,” head coach Warren Mandrell said. “For us, it gave us an opportunity to have a practice; just to get out there and get a feel for racing.”
Sophomore Peter Stefanski earned Miami’s first win of the night in the high jump, kicking off field event action with a top clearance of 2.10m. Freshman Cole Grant then had a strong showing in the long jump, earning the highest mark of 7.13m, followed by teammate Sam Spallinger who had the second-farthest clearance of 6.81m.
The RedHawks also heated up the track in the 600m run when senior Kevin Brown crossed the finish line first, clocking a time of 1:22.33. Sophomore Joey Comisford finished right behind with the second-fastest time of 1:22.91. In the 800m run, freshman Andrew Dusing posted the fourth-fastest time, finishing the race in 1:54.21.
Sophomore Adam Bodrick earned the fastest time in the 400m dash, clocking a time of 49.71, while junior Jacob Willey finished fourth in the 200m dash in 23.20. Sophomore Joe Stewart had the third-fastest time of the night in the 3000m run, crossing the finish line in 8:32.22.
The RedHawks finished the meet by posting the fastest time in the 4x400m relay. Junior Skyler Coburn, Bodrick, sophomore Andrew Fockler, and junior Sam Chester finished the relay with a combined time of 3:19.07.
With the conclusion of Miami’s indoor meets, the RedHawks now have four weeks of training before opening their 2014 outdoor season at the Wake Forest Invitational Friday, Mar. 21.