Zallow Leads the Nation; Men's/Women's Programs Rank Highly

Chad Zallow
Chad Zallow

It's been a busy week for the Youngstown State men's and women's track and field teams who are hitting their strides heading into the final three weeks of the indoor season.

In this week's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) the Penguins men's team is ranked a school-record 42nd. In the regional rankings, the men are 13th in the GREAT LAKES Region while the women rank 22nd. The previous high in-season ranking for the men was 43rd.

Standout hurdler Chad Zallow continues to turn heads and leads the country and NCAA in the 60m hurdles. Zallow's time of 7.61 seconds is one of four under 7.67 seconds at the Division I level this year. Just behind Zallow in second is Michael Dickson of North Carolina A&T (7.63) and Grant Holloway of Florida and fourth is Freddie Crittenden from Syracuse at 7.67 seconds.

Zallow is one of seven collegiate runners who have posted a top United States indoor mark this year according to rankings by Track and Field News. The T&F News times include both collegiate and professional runners.

Zallow, Brendon Lucas and Keishawnna Burts were named Horizon League Athletes of the Week for their performances.

In the GREAT LAKES Region, Arnaldo Morales ranks sixth in the high jump, Carl Zallow ranks ninth in the 60m dash while Zallow leads by 0.24 seconds in the hurdles.

Also, the YSU men's cross country team received U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Scholar Team honors. This past fall the Penguins posted a 3.02 GPA and won the Horizon League Championship.