Men’s Track & Field
The Carnegie Mellon men’s track and field team split into two halves to compete at the SPIRE North Coast Indoor Track & Field Open and at the Denison Lid Lifter on Saturday. While the North Coast Open was unscored, the Tartans took first place at the Lid Lifter.
At the SPIRE, first-year sprinter and jumper Rai Walters earned a second straight victory at the long jump with a 6.47 meter mark. Junior hurdler and jumper Don Boyer finished in second with a mark of 6.27 meters. Junior mid-distance runner Curtis Watro finished first in the mile with a career-best time of 4:20.52. Junior mid-distance runner Owen Norley placed second with a time of 4:21.94. In the 3,000 meter run, junior distance runner Ryan Archer set the mark for the Tartans with a third place finish in a career-best time of 8:35.79. First-year mid-distance runner Isaac Mills was second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.49 while first-year sprinter Christopher Bayley crossed in 51.65 to place third. At the Lid Lifter, the team of first-year hurdler, mid-distance runner, and pole vaulter Ian Allen, sophomore sprinter and jumper Cameron Smith, sophomore hurdler and pole vaulter Thomas Mansfield, and junior sprinter Tanguy Dauphin placed first in the 4x400-meter relay, crossing in 3:39.46. Mansfield won the pole vault after clearing 3.81 meters. Junior pole vaulter Kyle Weaver and Allen both cleared the bar at 3.51 meters.
Mansfield also took second in the long jump with a leap of 6.06 meters and third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.37. First-year distance runner Jacob Halasowski won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:15.94. Placing second was junior distance runner William Casazza in 9:20.76. Sophomore sprinter Devin Cortese finished the 60-meter dash in 7.45. In the high jump Smith placed second after clearing 1.72 meters and Dauphin picked up another third-place with a height of 1.67 meters. First-year Kenny Sladick took third in the shot put with a mark of 11.97 meters and sophomore thrower Jacob Schofel placed fourth with a distance of 11.94 meters. Schofel also took third in the weight throw with a toss of 14.91 meters.
The Tartans will return to action in the Battle for the Obelisk against Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Women’s Track & Field
The Carnegie Mellon women’s track and field team split into two halves to compete at the Denison Lid Lifter and at the SPIRE North Coast Indoor Track & Field Open on Saturday. The North Coast Open was unscored, but the Tartans placed third at the Lid Lifter with 92 points.
At the Lid Lifter, junior pole vaulter Grace Yee broke the school pole vault record by vaulting for 3.20 meters, breaking the old mark of 3.10 meters set by Lisa Marion Garcia in 2011. First-year hurdler and jumper Claire Yuan ran to a second-place finish in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.50. First-year jumper and thrower Hannah Mahon placed second in the high jump with a height of 1.47 meters. At the SPIRE, junior hurdler and jumper Rebecca Fortner tied a career-best after clearing the bar at 1.60 meters in the high jump to place third. In the mile run, junior mid-distance runner Shaheen Essabhoy ran a career-best time of 5:34.63 to finish second. The Tartans will next compete at the Battle for the Obelisk against Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, Jan. 30.
On Friday, the Carnegie Mellon men’s basketball team traveled to Emory University, falling 75–61. The Tartans were able to jump to an early lead. Junior forward Jack Serbin led the Tartans in scoring with 15 points, while he grabbed 10 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season. The Tartans shot 33.8 percent from the floor.
On Sunday, the Tartans squared off in a tight matchup against the University of Rochester. The battle was tight to the very end. First-year forward and center Patrick Ehland managed to get an offensive rebound as time ran down on the Tartans’ last hopes for a win, but a three point attempt by senior guard Jason Sebak fell short of the mark, ending the game in a 66–63 loss for the Tartans.
With the two losses, the Tartans fell to 7–9 overall and 0–5 in the UAA. The Tartans will look to rebound against New York University on Friday, Jan. 29.
On Friday, the Carnegie Mellon women’s basketball team ranked 20th in the nation by D3hoops.com took on Emory University, falling by 63–52.
Junior guard Jackie Hudepohl made the first three shots for the Tartans, helping them jump to an early 8–5 lead. The Tartans managed to keep it close with the Eagles, but a missed opportunity to tie the game 52–52 allowed Emory to seal the game away. Junior center and forward Liza Murphy was the driving force of the team, scoring 23 points and making 15 rebounds.
On Sunday, the Tartans faced off against the seventh ranked University of Rochester, falling 75–52. Rochester’s defense kept the Tartans to a season-low 31.5% shooting from the floor. Hudepohl led the Tartans with 13 points while Murphy scored a season-low 12 points.
The Tartans fell to 13–3 overall and 2–3 in the UAA. The Tartans will next face New York University on Friday, Jan. 29.