Sports Briefs

Track and Field

On Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Dave Labor Invitational hosted by Slippery Rock University.

For the women, junior Taylor Maggiacomo finished sixth in the 3000-meter steeplechase, a feat made more impressive given she was the only Division III athlete to compete in the event. In the 1500-meter run, juniors Rekha Schnepf and Liz Snyder finished fifth and seventh with times of 5:01.66 and 5:06.79, respectively.

Sophomore Grace Yee set a school record in the pole vault by clearing the 3.21-meter bar, breaking the previous record of 3.10. The record-breaking finish was good enough for sixth in the event.
On the men’s side, first year Joseph Pickens won his heat of the 1500-meter and finished eighth overall, first in Division III competition, with a time of 4:16.02 with fellow first year Ani Ramakrishnan following right behind with a time of 4:18.24.

Continuing the first year domination, first-year Paul Fleming finished second in the 5000 meter with a time of 16:06.75. Sophomore William Casazza finished third crossing the line at the 16:10.35 mark. Fellow sophomore Don Boyer set a pair of career highs as he placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.65 and sixth in the long jump with a 6.54-meter leap.

Both teams will next compete in Atlanta, GA in the University Athletic Association Championships this upcoming weekend.

Men’s Golf

The Carnegie Mellon men’s golf team hosted its Spring Invitational on Tuesday at the Longue Vue Club. Sophomore George Qian led the Tartans with a 72 and tied for third place individually while the team shot a 305 and placed fifth. As part of the B team for Carnegie Mellon, which competed as individuals, first year Nikhil Mohan also tied for third with his score of 72.

The Tartans are in the midst of finishing their season at the Mercyhurst Spring Invitational that ends Monday.

Women’s Golf

On Tuesday, the Carnegie Mellon women’s golf team shot a season low 326 on their way to a first place finish in the Saint Vincent Invitational. First-years Summer Kitahara and Robin Tan led the way with a pair of 77s and tied for first overall individually. Fellow first year Emma Hoskins shot a 79 and tied for third on the individual leader board. The win is the second straight for the Tartans and their fifth of the season.

The inaugural season as a varsity sport for the women’s team winds to a close Monday at the Grove City Spring invitational.