Men’s track and field team comes in third

The Carnegie Mellon track and field team finished strong on Saturday (credit: File Photo) The Carnegie Mellon track and field team finished strong on Saturday (credit: File Photo)

Both the men and women’s track and field teams for Carnegie Mellon competed in the Washington & Jefferson Invitational on Saturday, April 2.

The men’s team finished third out of the 19 competitors. Notre Dame, Penn State, and Indiana were some of the notable competitors at the invitational.

In field events, standout first-years Nathan Cheek and Zachary Erra-Hernandez won the hammer throw and the shot put, respectively.
Sophomore Graham Shore finished third in the 10-kilometer run. Sophomore Noel Titus finished second in the 200-meter dash, and first-year Tim Kikta finished sixth.

Sophomore Daniel Ching placed in two events: third in the 400-meter hurdles and sixth in the 110-meter hurdles. First-year Mike Standish finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles.

The men’s track and field team sports a youthful and talented bunch. The age factor is key for this team, as these competitors will be around for a couple more years, continuing to improve and placing higher and higher in their respective events. This is a great benefit for the Tartans.

The women’s track and field team finished 10th out of 17 teams at the invitational.

Senior Morgan Faer placed fourth in the hammer throw and fifth in the discus throw. Senior Melissa Hwang and first-year Marissa Bynoe both placed in the triple jump: third and fourth, respectively.

Junior Luci Laffitte finished seventh in the high jump, and seniors Laura Mckee and Courtney Baker placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 800-meter.

The Tartans compete again Saturday at a Carnegie Mellon-hosted meet at Gesling Stadium. “We’re looking forward to defending our turf next weekend when we get to compete for a home crowd.”