Bennett Jr. Crowned UAA 60-meter Champion; Tartans Place Second at Indoor Championships

Bennett Jr. Crowned UAA 60-meter Champion; Tartans Place Second at Indoor Championships

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team earned a second-place finish at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Case Western Reserve University. The Tartans earned 106 points while Washington University took the crown with 120 points.

Freshman Marvin Bennett Jr. (Baltimore, Md. / Phillips Exeter Academy) became the first 60-meter dash champion for the Tartans when he finished the race in an identical time to his preliminaries performance of 6.99 seconds. That time stands up as the school record, topping Andrew Chang's mark of 7.05 seconds set last year.

Senior Eloy Fernandez (San Jose, Calif. / Lynbrook) and sophomore Fred Dauphin (Brockton, Mass. / Cardinal Spellman) earned points for the Tartans in the triple jump Sunday, as Fernandez placed second with a mark of 13.98m and Dauphin fourth with a mark of 13.48 meters. Both marks were career bests while Fernandez earned his third career All-UAA honor in the event.

In the shot put, freshman Bram Miller (Colgate, Wis. / Kettle Moraine Lutheran) earned All-UAA Second Team with a mark of 14.58 meters while senior Jacob Schofel (Livingston, N.J. / Livingston) collected third-team honors with a finals mark of 14.11 meters. Freshman Logan Stahl (Oil City, Pa. / Oil City) also put points on the board for the Tartans with his sixth-place finish in the throwing event with a mark of 12.68 meters.

In the last field event to be scored Sunday, senior Tommy Mansfield (Westerville, Ohio / Westerville Central) and freshman Alex Liu (Amber, Pa. / Upper Dublin) finished 3-4 in the pole vault. Both cleared 4.36 meters along with the first and second place finishers.

Junior Isaac Mills (Fairfax, Va. / Oakton) raced to a second-place finish in the 800-meter run in Sunday's final with a time of 1:55.31. Senior Evan Larrick (Westerville, Ohio / Westerville North) picked up points in the event with a fifth-place finish in 1:56.50.

Another second-place showing was had by sophomore Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan / American School in Japan) in the mile run. His time of 4:16.72 earned eight points for the team while sophomore Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md. / Quince Orchard) crossed fourth in a time of 4:19.85.

Junior Andrew Harter (Saratoga, Calif. / Saratoga) paced the Tartans in the 3,000-meter run, finishing fourth in a career-best time of 8:39.61.

For the Championship meet, the Tartans finished with three UAA titles. Joining Bennett Jr with a title was sophomore Rai Walters (Westlake, Ohio / St. Ignatius) in the long jump and Schofel in the weight throw. The long jump victory for Walters was the second of his career while Schofel took home the weight throw crown for the third time.