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February 19, 2019

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Molinaro has best time in country among Div III

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Senior Matt Molinaro (Sterling Heights, Mich./DeLaSalle) had a historical day for the Ohio Northern men's indoor track and field team to lead a trio of Polar Bears at the Big Meet hosted by Grand Valley State University on Friday evening.

Molinaro broke former All-American and 3-time National Champion Jimmy O'Brien's 9-year-old school record time of 1:50.60 in the 800-meter run after winning the event in 1:50.23.

The senior's time is also tied for the ninth best mark in Div. III history in the event. Matt also has the best time in the country among Div. III athletes in the event.

Senior Bobby Borger (Perrysburg) and junior Ian McVey (Stow/Munroe Falls) both competed in the 5,000-meter run for ONU.

In the 5,000-meter run, McVey had a solid race, finishing seventeenth overall in 14:38.44. McVey was the first Div. III athlete to cross the finish line.

Borger finished the race in 15:19.83, finishing 77th out of 209 athletes.

The Polar Bears return to the track tomorrow afternoon as they travel to Westerville to compete in the All-Ohio Championships at the Clements Recreation and Fitness Center.