Carroll Breaks School Record at Polar Bear Last Chance Meet

Carroll Breaks School Record at Polar Bear Last Chance Meet

Junior Shannon Carroll of the Case Western Reserve University women's track and field team finished third out of 14 competitors in the women's pentathlon at the 2018 Polar Bear Last Chance Meet, hosted by Ohio Northern University, with a new school-record of 2,900 points.

Carroll's 2,900 points breaks the previous school record of 2,593 points set by Keri Walter in 2012. She won the shot put with a toss of 10.99 meters (594 points). Carroll also added a third-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:38.64 (589 points). She had two sixth-place finishes in the high jump (1.43m, 544 points) and the long jump (4.77m, 498 points), while also placing seventh in the 60-meter hurdles (10.20, 675 points).

In addition, junior Olivia Newman finished fifth at the event with a score of 2,769 points. Her best finish came in the 60-meter hurdles when she finished second with a time of 9.82 (746 points). Newman also added a third-place finish in the long jump (4.88m, 527 points), a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run (2:41.74, 553 points), a sixth-place finish in the high jump (1.43m, 544 points) and a seventh-place finish in the shot put (8.00m, 399 points).

Should any Spartan earn a bid to the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, the competition is set to begin Friday, March 9th and go through Saturday, March 10th in Birmingham, Alabama at the Birmingham CrossPlex. The rest of the Spartan's track and field team will be shifting their focus to the outdoor season.