Sports Briefs

Junior Thomas Mansfield pole vaults to a 4.20 meter mark, helping the Tartans earn first place on Saturday. (credit: CMU Athletics) Junior Thomas Mansfield pole vaults to a 4.20 meter mark, helping the Tartans earn first place on Saturday. (credit: CMU Athletics) Junior Summer Kitahara earned top individual medalist honors as the Tartans earned a spring invitational win. (credit: CMU Athletics) Junior Summer Kitahara earned top individual medalist honors as the Tartans earned a spring invitational win. (credit: CMU Athletics)

Women’s Track & Field

The Carnegie Mellon women’s track and field team won its third meet of the outdoor season and fifth combined when it topped a field of 16 teams at the Westminster College Invitational on Saturday, April 8. The Tartans tallied 178.50 points to lead the pack with Westminster finishing second with 101.50 points.

Senior Rebecca Fortner won the high jump by clearing 1.57 meters, junior Kiersten Chuc won the hammer throw with a mark of 45.20 meters, junior Sarah Cook won the 400-meter dash in 58.46 seconds, and junior Aparna Alavilli won the 5,000-meter run in a career-best time of 17:44.14 to lead the Tartans.

Senior Grace Yee placed third in the pole vault after vaulting over 3.62 meters while first-year Michelle Karabin was fourth after clearing an outdoor-best 3.47 meters.

In the triple jump, senior Emily Swanson took second with a mark of 10.48 meters, sophomore Autumn Hair took third with a leap of 10.38 meters, and senior Sommer Farber placed fourth with a mark of 10.25 meters.

In the throws, first-year Julianne Igbokwe finished third in the shot put with a mark of 11.33 meters, Chuc placed fourth in the discus throw with a mark of 33.32 meters, and sophomore Alexa Barriero was fourth in the javelin throw with a career-best distance of 33.48 meters. Barriero also placed second in the hammer throw with a mark of 35.97 meters.

Sophomore Claire Yuan ran a career-best time in the 200-meter dash when she finished sixth in 27.45 while sophomore Rose Ciriello was third in the 400-meter dash in 1:01.69.

Graduate student Erin Persson ran two career-best times when she placed second in the 1,500-meter run in 4:25.81 and took third in the 800-meter run in 2:24.41. Following Persson in the 1,500-meter run was first-year Rachel Reolfi in third place in 5:01.77 and first-year Kate Reilly in fourth in 5:09.80. First-year Joanna Baranowski earned a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 1:07.64.
The Tartans will next visit Bucknell University on Friday, April 14 and Walsh University on Saturday, April 15 for competition.

Men’s Track & Field

The Carnegie Mellon men’s track and field team competed at the Westminster Invitational on Saturday, April 8 and won the 15-team event scoring 232.5 points. The Tartans turned in seven first-place showings throughout the meet on their way to winning the third straight meet of the spring.

Senior Owen Norley accounted for two of the Tartans top finishes on Saturday. Norley started with a season-best time of 3:55.61 in the 1,500-meter run before winning the 800-meter race in 1:54.82. First-year Evan Yukevich also ran the 1,500-meter and placed third after crossing in 3:59.39.

The distance runners claimed three wins on the 10,000-meter, 5,000-meter and 3,000-meter steeplechase. First-year Harry Branch-Shaw won the steeplechase with a season-best time of 9:36.68 while first-year Hunter Hartshorne finished third after crossing in 9:55.20.

In the 5,000-meter run, senior Ryan Archer placed first after crossing in 14:55.28 and sophomore Jared Moore then placed third in a career-best time of 15:02.61. The 10,000-meter run was won by junior Jordan Safer with a time of 32:37.08. Sophomore Kevin Cory took second finishing in 32:44.41.

Sophomore Isaac Mills ran a career-best time of 50.21 in the 400-meter race to place third. Senior Don Boyer turned in a career-best time of 15.32 in the 110-meter hurdles to place second.

Boyer later turned in another second-place showing in the long jump with a mark of 6.35 meters. Senior Matthew Seifu placed third in the long jump with a season-best mark of 6.33 meters. In the pole vault junior Tommy Mansfield finished second after clearing the bar at 4.20 meters. Sophomore Reed Farber cleared 1.82 meters in the high jump to place third.

Junior Jacob Schofel turned in two top finishes with the first coming Friday afternoon in the hammer throw and then winning the discus with Saturday. Schofel tossed the hammer 52.86 meters and recorded a career-best throw of 44.13 meters in the discus.

Junior David Trzcinski earned a second-place finish in the hammer with a mark of 40.03 meters, while sophomore Kenny Sladick took third in the discus with a toss of 40.33 meters. Sladick also placed second with a distance of 14.55 meters in the shot put while sophomore Julian Nelson placed third with a career-best mark of 13.94 meters.

The Tartans will be back in action on Saturday, April 15 at the Walsh Invitational. On Friday and Saturday, April 14–15 a few Tartans will compete at the Bucknell Invitational.

Men’s Golf

The Carnegie Mellon men’s golf team competed in the final round of The Hershey Cup on Monday, April 3 and finished with a 36-hole total of 621 (310–311) to place sixth out of 15 teams.

The two-day event hosted by the University of Rochester was played on the par-71, East Course at Hershey Country Club.

Allegheny College entered the clubhouse with rounds of 300 and 302 to win the event with a 602. The individual medalist was Danny Harcourt of Gettysburg College, who carded back-to-back rounds of 73 for a two-round score of 146.

Junior Nikhil Mohan led the Tartans with a 150 after turning in rounds of 72 and 78. Senior George Qian recorded rounds of 74 and 79 to end the 36-hole event with a 153.

Junior Adrian Del Bosque fired a 77 on Monday to end the cup with a 158 (81–77). Also carding a round of 77 on Monday was senior Brad Jennette who improved six strokes from his opening round and finish the tournament with a 160 (83–77). Sophomore Patrick Tan finished the event with a 162 (83–79).

Carnegie Mellon had one individual enter the invitational, as sophomore Adrian Berger finished with a 161 (77–84).

Women’s Golf

The Carnegie Mellon women’s golf team placed first at its spring invitational on Wednesday, April 5 after carding a 334. The 18-hole event was held at the par 72 Longue Vue Club in Verona, Pennsylvania.

Top individual medalist honors went to junior Summer Kitahara, who carded a five-over par 77.

Junior Emma Hoskins carded an 85 while first-years Lavonca Davis and Yedin Lui both finished one-stroke back from Hoskins with an 86. Sophomore Carly Jordan ended the round with an 89.

Three individuals entered the competition for Carnegie Mellon: junior Isabelle Tseng carded an 86, first-year Sanchi Gupta shot an 87, and junior Ginger Glass finished with a 96.

The Tartans will next compete at the Wooster Spring Invitational on April 15–16.