Colts DMR team runs national leading time

first_imgBY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer TheChristianBrothersAcademy distance medley relay team went to the Feb. 7 New Jersey Varsity Classic at the New YorkArmory looking to run fast. The quartet of George Kelly, Cody Barron, Dan Mykityshyn and Mike Mazzaccaro did just that, turning in the fastest DMR in the country this winter, 10:11.0.“This was the first time we ran the DM all season,” said Mykityshyn, who ran the 800- meter third leg of the relay. “We were set and ready to go.” Were they ever. Even though the Colts were basically running by themselves (they finished 14 seconds ahead of runner-up Randolph) after Kelly’s superb lead-off 3:06.3 1,200 leg, they were still able to put down the fastest time in the nation.Barron followed Kelly’s lead, running a fine 50.1 400 split, and Mykityshyn broke 2:00 with his 1:57.4. Anchor Mazzaccaro ran an unchallenged 4:16.8 1,600, bringing the Colts home light-years ahead of the competition.TheColts didn’t want to just run fast for the sake of it, they were looking to break the program’s indoor record of 10:13, which they did.“Anytime you can set a school record at CBA, it’s definitely an accomplishment,” said Mykityshyn.Plans are for this DMR team to run again at the Armory at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, where they would like to add a national championship to their résumé.“This group has never won a national championship, and that’s what we aspire to do,” Mykityshyn said.Last month, Mykitsyn, Kelly, Conrad Lippert and Tom Gorman became the first CBA team towin the Suburban High School 4×800 relay at the prestigious Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden.Along with the upcoming Indoor Nationals, the Colts’ DMR team is already thinking spring and the Penn Relays. Their nationally leading time is fast enough to qualify for Penn, where they will be chasing a Championship of America title in Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.Before thinking about a national championship, however, the Colts have one big team goal remaining this indoor campaign. Thus far, CBAhas won every championship it has contested, from the Monmouth County and State Relays to the Monmouth County and Shore Conference meets to the New Jersey Catholic Track Conference crown. Saturday at the Bennett IndoorComplex inTomsRiver, CBAwill look to capture the final team championship of the season, the NJSIAANon-PublicAGroup state championship.They enter the meet as overwhelming favorites based on their potential to score in every event. The meet starts at 9 a.m.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *