Carroll, Botello Break School Records To Lead Track & Field At Walsh Invitational

Carroll, Botello Break School Records To Lead Track & Field At Walsh Invitational

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — Ohio Dominican track & field's Justin Carroll (Berea, Ohio) finished the men's 800 at the Walsh Invitational in school and meet record time, while Alex Botello (Hilliard, Ohio) recorded the best pole vault in ODU track & field history to lead the Panthers on Friday.

Carroll used a time of 1:53.19 to break his own outdoor school record and also the Walsh Invitational record in the event to finish in first place in the 800 for the second time this outdoor season. He holds 12 ODU track & field school records overall.

With a mark of 4.29 meters, Botello topped the school record in the men's pole vault. It earned him 10th place out of 24 competitors overall and is the fifth school record this outdoor season for the Panthers.

Also finishing strong for the Panthers on Friday was Amir Metts (Cincinnati, Ohio), who took second place in the men's 400 in 49.35, the fastest time of the outdoor season for Ohio Dominican in the event. It's the eighth time Metts has recorded a top three finish in an event during the outdoor season.

Cam Brandon (Cleveland, Ohio) took eighth out of 23 in the men's 110 hurdles with a personal best time of 15.28.

The men's 4x100 meter relay team of Lance Warren (Memphis, Tennessee), Brandon, Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio) and Metts finished with the fastest men's 4x100 time of the season for Ohio Dominican with a mark of 42.47.

In the field for the men, Clayton Seymour (Ashville, Ohio) took third place in the shot put, throwing a distance of 14.78 meters. 

For the women, Bryanna Barber (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) finished 10th out of 48 in the 100 after crossing the finish line in 12.69. The women's 4x100 meter relay team of Zoie Fisher (West Jefferson, Ohio), Patricia Barreto (Findlay, Ohio), Shaunqueza Stevens (Dublin, Ohio) and Imani Stepney (Columbus, Ohio) recorded a season best time, falling just shy .03 of breaking the outdoor school record, finishing in 49.28.

Contact: Aaron McPherson