CMU spring sports update
The Carnegie Mellon University softball team dropped two games to Geneva College on Wednesday. The scores were 5–4 and 7–2. However, the team managed to take one game from Brandeis on Friday out of their four games this weekend. They won 2–1 but lost 3–2, 5–1, and 6–2. This Tuesday, the team will play two games against Washington and Jefferson College at the UPMC All-American Park, and their weekend will be spent at New York University in a four-game series. They enter this week with a record of 10–22.
On Tuesday, women’s golf concluded their season at the Birmingham-Southern Invitational, finishing third out of 10 teams. Their team score of 624 is the third-best over 36 holes in the program’s history. Sophomore Charlotte Simpson managed to place individually in second out of 61 by scoring four-over par 76 on back-to-back days, totaling 152. Senior Carly Jordan went 81 and 77 over two days to total 158 in her last tournament. The men’s golf team had the week off.
Men’s tennis went 0–1 over the week, as they lost 5–4 against 11th-ranked Kenyon College. The Carnegie Mellon team has an even record of 7–7 and is ranked 15th in the nation. Kenyon won all of the doubles matches against the Tartans and then proceeded to win the first two singles matches. However, the next four matches went to the Tartans in tiebreaker sets after all four matches had split the first two sets, but the wins were conciliatory. They will play 24th-ranked Denison University on Sunday.
Although the men’s tennis team had a tough week, the 10th-ranked women’s team went 2–0. They beat John Carroll University on Sunday 9–0 and beat Washington and Lee University 5–4 on Saturday. The doubles teams for the Tartans won 8–2, 8–4, 8–4 in the first three matches against John Carroll, and then, first-years Janabelle Wu and Danna Taylor sealed the win, Wu with two sets of 6–1 and Taylor with two sets of 6–3. Against Washington and Lee, the Tartans took the first two matches of doubles and lost the third. In singles, the Tartans won the first two matches to go up by a score of 4–1, but Washington and Lee brought it back to 4–2 in the next match before Wu sealed the victory with a 6–2, 6–4 win.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams were at the Slippery Rock University Open on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Seven members of the men’s team placed first: sophomore Marvin Bennett won the 200-meter dash; first-year Aidan O’Donnell won the 3,000-meter steeplechase; senior Andrew Harter took first in the 1,500-meter run; first-year Varun Nayaran came out on top of the long jump; senior Reed Farber won the high jump; and finally, sophomore Bram Miller won discus and the shot put.
The women’s track and field team had several standout performances as well. The 4x100-meter relay team ran a time of 50.50 to take second place. First-year Diva-Oriane Marty placed third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:12. In the jumps category, Tessa Allen tied for second in the triple jump, with a distance of 10.64 meters, junior Michelle Karabin placed third in the pole vault at a height of 3.53 meters, and Autumn Hair finished third in the long jump at 5.22 meters. First-year Lindy Cornwall threw her way to third with 36.36 meters.