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A Carnegie Mellon runner makes his way around the track at the Bob Shannon Invitational meet on Saturday. (credit: File Photo Courtesy of CMU Athletics) A Carnegie Mellon runner makes his way around the track at the Bob Shannon Invitational meet on Saturday. (credit: File Photo Courtesy of CMU Athletics)

Men’s track and field

The Carnegie Mellon men’s track and field competed at the Denison University Bob Shannon Invitational on Saturday, and won the scored event with 139 points. The Tartans took first in five events and placed second in three. First-year Rai Walters won the long jump with a mark of 6.64 meters, and senior Patrick Chang placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 12.36 meters. Sophomore Thomas Mansfield placed second in the pole vault with a vault of 4.27 meters, and sophomore David Trzcinski finished third in the shot put with a season-best 14.39 meters.

First-year Andrew Harter won the mile run in 4:27.64, and first-year Isaac Mills won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.37. Junior Matthew Sheh placed third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.94 seconds, and first-year Christopher Bayley finished the 400-meter dash in fifth place with a mark of 53.09 seconds.
Junior Curtis Watro took first in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:40.58, a meet record. First-year Liam Walsh ran the 5,000-meter run in 15:39.56, taking second.

The Tartans finished out the meet with a victory in the 4x400-meter relay, as the team of sophomore Jonathan Perry, junior Brady Wilson, Bayley, and Mills crossed the line in 3:30.96.

The Tartan meet again on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Dragon Invitational at Tiffin University.

Women’s track and field

The Carnegie Mellon women’s track and field competed at the Denison University Bob Shannon Invitational on Saturday, and placed third in points among ten teams. Overall, the Tartans won four events.

Junior Rebecca Fortner won the high jump, clearing 1.55 meters. First-year Hannah Mahon placed third in this event with a jump of 1.45 meters.

The Tartans finish first and second in the 800-meter run as first-year Rose Ciriello placed first with a time of 2:23.97, and sophomore Sarah Cook finished right behind her with a mark of 2:24.46. Senior Liz Snyder placed first in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:49.93, a meet record.

The team closed out the meet with a first-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay as the team of Ciriello, Cook, sophomore Jerilyn James, and junior Ariel Tian finished with a time of 4:16.50.

The Tartans meet again on Saturday, Feb. 13 when they travel to Tiffin University for the Dragon Invitational.