(ADA, Ohio) – A handful of Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field athletes competed at the Polar Bear Final Qualifier on Saturday afternoon hosted by Ohio Northern University at the Kinghorn Fieldhouse.
Junior Isaac Mills (Fairfax, Va./Oakton) ran to a top finish in the 800-meter run with a personal-best time of 1:54.50. His converted time of 1:52.89 currently ranks him 21st nationally. Sophomore Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) placed second in the mile run after crossing in 4:23.35.
In the field events, sophomore Rai Walters (Westlake, Ohio / St. Ignatius) recorded a distance of 6.44 meters in the long jump to place second. Senior Tommy Mansfield (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) took third pole vault after clearing the bar at 4.38 meters.
Senior Jacob Schofel (Livingston, N.J. / Livingston) competed in the weight throw and shot put placing fourth and seventh, respectively. He tossed the weight 16.38 meters and the shot put 12.95 meters. Freshman Bram Miller (Colgate, Wis. / Kettle Moraine Lutheran) competed in the shot put and placed fifth with a toss of 14.80 meters.
Mills will now wait to see if he qualifies for the NCAA Indoor Championships, which take place March 9 and 10 at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama.