Track teams start season

The Carnegie Mellon men’s and women’s track and field teams kicked off their indoor season with an unscored meet against Denison University and Kenyon College in Granville, Ohio, last Saturday.

Men’s team

In field events, senior Eric Tang opened the meet by winning the men’s long jump with a jump of 20'07.00". Tang went on to take third in the triple jump with a jump of 40'06.50". Sophomore Joel Palko edged out Tang to take second in the triple jump with a jump of 40'07.50".

First-year James Hulley won the shot put with a throw that hit the 43'09.00" mark. Senior Rory Kaclik and sophomore Chris Fornataro took first and second in the weight throw with throws of 38'08.00" and 37'03.00", respectively.

On the track, sophomore Craig Hahn took second in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.72 seconds. First-year Devon Yang finished behind Hahn with a time of 8.95. In the 55-meter dash, Tang took second with a time of 6.81. Senior Nick Bannister followed Tang with a time of 6.94.

Sophomore Brian Harvey and junior Drew Miller finished first and third in the mile run with times of 4:22.45 and 4:30.93, respectively. Harvey went on to win the 3000-meter run, crossing the line at 8:54.30. In the 400-meter race, first-year Chris Bogie took second (53.77) and sophomore Stephen Dubuc took third (54.02).

Seniors Davey Quinn and Geoff Misek placed second and third in the 800-meter race with times of 2:02.73 and 2:02.85, respectively. Misek also took third in the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:06.34. Junior Kiley Williams took first in the 200-meter race with a time of 23.52.

The men’s ‘A’ relay teams took first in the 4x200- and 4x400-meter relays with times of 1:42.93 and 3:32.67, respectively.

Women’s team

The Tartans won 11 events in the meet, with sophomore Jessica Meng and senior Becky Metler each winning a pair of events. Meng won the long jump (14'07.50") and the triple jump (32'10.00"), and Metler took top honors in the shot put (36'06.50") and in the weight throw (36'11.00").

Sophomore Jackie Andreozzi won the 200-meter in 28.47, and first-year Diane Mattingly won the 400 meters in 1:04.54. Senior Stefani Penn finished first in the 3000-meter, with a time of 11:47.45, and sophomore Emily Giacommara won the 55-meter hurdles in 9.87. First-year Anna Lenhart won the pole vault with a height of 8'00.00", and fellow first-year Jessica Williams won the high jump with a height of 4'6.00". The Tartans also won the 4x400-meter relay.

Sophomore Carolyn Clayton placed second in the mile run with a time of 5:46.71, and senior Amber Fuller took second in the 400-meter in 1:06.85. Junior Ashley Bakelmun took second in the 800-meter with a time of 2:35.59, and fellow junior Shauna Ormon placed second in the 200-meter in 28.76. Junior Carrie Kmetzo took second in the 3000-meter with a time of 11:47.48, and junior Adriane Soehner finished second in the weight throw with a distance of 34'05.50".

The track and field teams will travel on Saturday to race at Case Western Reserve University.