Sports recap, April 19
The Tartans kicked off the week with the women’s golf team placing second at Montgomery Country Club Women’s Intercollegiate on Monday. The Carnegie Mellon women carded a school-record 36-hole score of 597 (312-285), breaking the three-year-old previous 36-hole program low of 604, and recorded a new single-round school record with a 285, beating the two-year-old previous lowest team score of 296. Sophomore Alexis Sudjianto and first-year Denise Pan both carded individual rounds of five-under-par 67, the lowest individual round scores in program history, with Sudjianto also breaking the program record 36-hole total with a 146.
The Carnegie Mellon men’s golf team also found success, placing second at the 36-hole Wynlakes Intercollegiate held on Monday and Tuesday. The men tied the school record for the lowest 36-hole tournament score by totaling 570 (287-283). Senior Jason Folker won individual medalist honors by recording a total of 10 birdies and finishing with a six-under-par 138 to top the field of over 70 competitors.
On Thursday, the softball team won two games at Franciscan University, playing a clean five-inning game one, scoring 18-0 and recording a program best-tying 23 hits. Despite heading into the seventh inning of game two 4-3 down to Franciscan, the Tartans scored five runs in the last inning to win 8-4. This sweeping victory means that their season record is now 10-5-1.
Tartan track and field had a busy week as well, with both the women and men’s teams competing in the Slippery Rock University (SRU) Bill Lennox Invitational on Friday, followed by the Robert Morris University (RMU) Invitational on Saturday.
The Tartan women did well on the field on Friday, with first-year JoJo Huczko tying for fourth place in the pole vault, clearing 3.38 meters to set a new personal best. Sophomore Francine Leung took third in the long jump, landing at a personal best distance of 5.14 meters, and junior Agnes Zhou threw a personal best of 36.00 meters in the hammer throw. On the track, first-year Megan Baker ran a personal best of 5:25.14 to place seventh in the 1500 meter run.
The men’s side saw first-year Andrew McGovern win the 800 meter run with a time of 1:58.16, over a second in front of his closest competitor. The Tartans then followed up on this momentum by winning the 4x400 meter relay, in which first-year Pranav Rajbhandari, senior Michael Cai, senior Grant Johnson, and McGovern recorded a time of 3:25.64, finishing the race nearly eight seconds ahead of second place.
The Carnegie Mellon men put on a strong performance on the field as well, with senior Matt Sloan tying for first in the high jump, having cleared a height of 1.91 meters, before placing third in the triple jump, recording a distance of 13.44 meters. Sophomore Bailey O’Malley threw 13.95 meters to take second place in shot put, then recorded a personal best of 47.65 meters in the hammer throw to place fourth. Senior Bram Miller won the discus throw with a mark of 45.69 meters, and senior Logan Stahl took third in the hammer throw with a mark of 47.83 meters. Sophomore Len Huang set a personal-best mark of 39.75 meters in discus, placing eighth, and first-year Alex Petric recorded a personal best by clearing 4.21 in the pole vault to place fifth.
The Tartans extended their success at the RMU invitational on Saturday, where senior Bram Miller placed first with a mark of 48.55 meters. Miller also won the shot put with a mark of 17.11 meters, breaking the decade-old school record by half a meter. Sophomore Bailey O’Malley won the hammer throw with a mark of 46.22 meters, and senior Marc Edwards placed second with a mark of 39.79 meters. O'Malley also placed second in shot put with a mark of 14.55 meters and third in discus with a mark of 39.87 meters. Junior Justin Kiefel broke his own previous school record, landing a 14.65 meter jump in the triple jump.
In the 3000 meter steeplechase, senior Harry Branch-Shaw, graduate student Hunter Hartshorne, and junior Aidan O'Donnell placed first, second, and fourth with times of 9:08.97, 9:18.31, and 9:58.25, respectively, with both of the former recording new personal best times. Graduate student Liam Walsh and first-year Alex Ivanov took first and third in the 1500 meter run with times of 4:00.97 and 4:08.01, respectively. Junior Graham Eversden then placed third in the 800 meter run, setting a personal best time of 1:52.38.
The Carnegie Mellon women put in a fine performance as well. Junior Kristen Seballos ran a 2:21.49 to place third in the 1500 meter run, setting a new personal best. After running a personal best time of 16.50 in the 100 meter hurdles to place ninth, graduate student Joanna Baranowski ran a second personal best time of 1:07.45 to take second place in the 400 meter hurdles. Junior Taylor Jacobs took third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:21.49. On the field, senior Ally Tully threw 37.66 to place fifth in the hammer throw.