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Men’s track and field athletes set several personal bests

Sophomore Kenneth Murphy placed seventh in the 1,500-meter run. (credit: Tommy Hofman/) Sophomore Kenneth Murphy placed seventh in the 1,500-meter run. (credit: Tommy Hofman/)

The Carnegie Mellon men’s track and field team competed at the Washington and Jefferson Invitational last Saturday. It was the team’s throwers and distance runners that were the most successful in Washington, Pa.

In distance events, sophomore Josh Newby won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:00.69. Senior Rob Morhard placed sixth with a time of 4:06.69, slightly ahead of sophomore Kenneth Murphy, whose 4:07.86 time placed him seventh.

First-year Thomas Vandenberg competed in the 800-meter run, placing second with a time of 1:54.85. Junior Graham Shorr finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 33:41.04.

Senior Ryan Kissell’s long jump of 6.40 meters put him in third place.

Sophomore Nathan Cheek won the hammer throw with a personal best of 51.50 meters. Cheek’s throw also set a new meet record. Senior Anthony Hernandez also threw a personal best of 49.75 meters in the hammer throw, placing third in the event. Sophomore Zachary Erra-Hernandez finished fifth in the event with a throw of 46.13 meters.

Erra-Hernandez also competed in the shot put, winning with a personal best toss of 15.57 meters. His success continued in the meet during the discus throw with another personal best mark of 44.34 meters. Cheek shot putted 14.00 meters and placed fifth in the event.

The men’s track team takes the field again on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the annual Carnegie Mellon Quad Meet.