Away Game Briefs
On Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon women’s golf team competed in the Westminster Spring Invitational. The Tartans won the event with a team score of 370 in the 18 -hole event.
The team of first-years was led by Summer Kitahara, who placed second overall individually, shooting an 82. Robin Tan and Emma Hoskins finished second and third for Carnegie Mellon, 10th and 11th overall, shooting a 93 and 94 respectively. The Tartans will next compete Tuesday at the Saint Vincent Spring Invitational.
The 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team played a home match against 18th-ranked University of Mary Washington on Saturday.
The Tartans jumped out to the early lead with a 3–0 sweep of doubles. Sophomore Kenny Zhang and first year Edward Ang, along with the team of senior Bryce Beisswanger and junior Yuvraj Kumar, won their matches easily, 8–4 and 8–5, respectively. Seniors Will Duncan and Christian Heaney-Secord fought hard from the number 1 doubles spot and pulled out the 9–7 victory.
Spotting an early lead from doubles play, the Tartans cruised to victory by splitting the singles matches. Heaney-Secord, sophomore Kunal Wadwani, and junior Abhishek Alla each won in straight sets with Heaney-Secord and Wadwani each winning 6–1, 6–4 and Alla winning 6–4, 6–4.
Carnegie Mellon also hosted 11th-ranked Johns Hopkins on Sunday.
Track and Field
The Carnegie Mellon men’s and women’s track teams split up this weekend with the distance runner competing in the Bucknell Distance Carnival.
At Bucknell, the Tartans faced off against the top distance completion in the country. Six women set career bests with seniors Erin Kiekhaefer and Sara Kelly each running the 1,500-meter run. Kiekhaefer competed in the top invitational field and finished 23rd with a personal best time of 4:39.89, and Kelly competed in the unseeded field, placing 2nd in her heat and 22nd overall with her career-best time of 4:52.78.
The other four career bests came in the 5000-meter run with junior Sophie Lohmann placing 11th overall, fellow junior Rekha Schnepf finishing 19th, sophomore Zofia Tillman placing 26th and junior Kira Ragazzo finishing 37th with times of 18:04.81, 18:25.43,18:32.00,and 18:52.93, respectively.
For the men, sophomore Owen Norley had a career best in the 1,500-meter run, placing third in the unseeded field with a time of 3:55.62. In the 5000-meter run, another group of Tartans earned career bests with sophomore Ryan Archer placing 4th, first year Ryan Auld finishing 17th, junior Brian Bollens placing 22nd, and senior Eamon Cullinane finishing 27th in the unseeded field with times of 14:51.68, 15:03.52, 15:05.00 and 15:06.47, respectively.
Rounding out the day for the Tartans was senior George Degen, who set a school record in the 10,000-meter with a time of 30:13.03, placing seventh in the invitation heat.
The other parts of the two Carnegie Mellon squads competed in the Westminster College Invitational, but results are not yet available at the time of print.
The Tartans will compete as full teams again on Saturday at the Slippery Rock Invitational.