Sports in brief
Carnegie Mellon men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed at the Oberlin Invitational Friday night. The men’s team finished first and the women’s team captured third.
The men’s indoor track and field team finished first out of six teams with 138 points, 15 points ahead of second-place Thiel College. Carnegie Mellon junior Eric Tang won both the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.70 seconds and the long jump with a jump of 6.51 meters. Junior Mike Bridenbaugh finished first in the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:00.98 and senior thrower Tom Matta placed first in the shot put with a 14.05-meter throw. Second-place finishers included junior Nick Bannister in the 55-meter hurdles (8.812), freshman Colin Marks in the high jump (1.73 meters), and junior pole vaulter Edwin Uber (3.75 meters).
The women’s indoor track and field team finished third with 90 points behind Case Western Reserve (101) and Cuyahoga Community College (99). Field events proved to be the women’s strength on Friday night. First-year Jessica Meng built on her success from previous weeks by winning the high jump with a jump of 1.57 meters and placing second in the long jump with a jump of 4.50 meters. Sophomore thrower Becky Metler also continued to excel by winning the shot put with a throw of 11.25 meters.
This coming Saturday, the indoor track and field teams will be competing in the Kent State Tune Up with only three more weeks remaining before the UAA Indoor Championships in Chicago.
The Carnegie Mellon men’s and women’s tennis teams were at Kenyon College this weekend. On Friday, the women’s team beat Kenyon 5–2 while the men fell to Kenyon 3–4. On Saturday, the women faced Denison and again won the matchup 5–2. Carnegie Mellon’s men experienced the same fate as they had against Kenyon, losing to Denison 3–4. Later in the day, Carnegie Mellon women edged Chicago 5–4. The men’s team was less fortunate, losing to Chicago 2–4.