2015-16 Tartan Women's Track & Field News

  • Men’s and Women’s Track Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Awards
    July 28, 2016
    The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2016 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams and Carnegie Mellon University was included on the lists for the 10th consecutive year. A total of 112 men’s teams and 175 women’s teams earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.1 or better.
  • Three Men and Three Women Honored on USTFCCCA All-Region Team
    May 26, 2016
    Six Carnegie Mellon University track and field athletes have been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with All-Region accolades for the outdoor track and field season.
  • Two Seniors Set Career-Best Times at 11th Annual Gator Invitational
    May 13, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team competed at the 11th Annual Gator Invitational host by Allegheny College on Friday, May 13. Seniors Liz Snyder (Somerset, Pa./Somerset) and Erin Persson (San Antonio, Texas/Saint Mary's Hall) both set career-best times on Friday.
  • Eight Carnegie Mellon University Student-Athletes Selected to Phi Beta Kappa
    April 27, 2016
    Eight Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes will be inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society during commencement on May 15.
  • Tartans Set Three School Records and Place Fifth at UAA Championships
    April 24, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team placed fifth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships which took place at Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24. The Tartans were led by three school records and two first-place finishes.
  • Women's Track and Field Excels at Westminster Invitational
    April 16, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team placed fourth at the Westminster College Invitational on Saturday, April 16. The Tartans won two events to go with four other finishes in the top three to finish first amongst Division III opponents.
  • Tartans Win Seven Events to Earn a Team Victory at the CMU Quad Meet
    April 02, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women’s track and field team won the Carnegie Mellon Quad Meet on Saturday, April 2 with 205 points. Westminster College was second with Penn Sate Behrend finishing third and Saint Vincent College placing fourth.
  • Allen and Bhanja Receive Weekly Honors
    March 30, 2016
    A pair of Carnegie Mellon University women’s track and field freshmen were honored with weekly accolades following their performance at the Tartans Mini Invitational on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26. Tessa Allen (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Bishop Montgomery) was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week for field events while Debarati Bhanja (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) garnered Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Rookie Athlete of the Week.
  • Women’s Track and Field Wins Home Mini Invitational
    March 26, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team placed first at its home mini invitational on Saturday, March 26. The Tartans earned 245 points with 10 first-place finishes against teams from Denison University, Waynesburg University, Allegheny College and Franciscan University.
  • Two Wins Lead Tartans at W&L Track and Field Carnival
    March 19, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team opened the outdoor track and field season at the Washington and Lee University Track and Field Carnival on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19. The team recorded two event victories with four third-place finishes.
  • Two School Records and a UAA Champion Lead Tartans at UAA Indoor Championships
    February 28, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team finished fifth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday, February 28. The two-day championships were hosted by NYU at the Armory in New York City. The Tartans posted two school records while freshman Debarati Bhanja (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) claimed the lone UAA title for the Tartans.
  • Tartans Compete at Ohio State
    February 19, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women’s track and field team competed at the Ohio State University Tune-Up on Friday, February 19 against teams from Division I, Division II and Division III.
  • Aldrich Selected as U.S.A. Men’s Throws Coach for 2016 World Indoor Championships
    February 17, 2016
    Head coach Gary Aldrich of the Carnegie Mellon University track and field teams has been selected as the U.S.A. Men’s Throws Coach for the 2016 World Indoor Championships. The event will take place in Portland, Oregon, from March 17-20. This marks Aldrich's fourth coaching stint on the international stage.
  • Tartans Compete Strong at Tiffin's Dragon Invite
    February 13, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team competed at the Tiffin University Dragon Invitational on Saturday, February 13.
  • Tartans Place Third at Bob Shannon Invitational
    February 06, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team competed at the Denison University Bob Shannon Invitational on Saturday, February 6, placing third amongst 10 teams. Overall, the Tartans won four events.
  • Cook Named ECAC South Athlete of the Week
    February 04, 2016
    Sophomore Sarah Cook (Pittsburgh, Pa./Hampton) of the Carnegie Mellon University women’s indoor track and field team was named the Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Athlete of the Week following her performance at Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, January 30.
  • Tartans Win Six Events at Battle for the Obelisk
    January 30, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team traveled to University Athletic Association competitor Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) for the 9th Annual Battle for the Obelisk on Saturday, January 30. CWRU retained the obelisk winning by a combined score of 146-126.
  • Yee Named ECAC Athlete of the Week
    January 28, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University women’s track and field athlete Grace Yee (San Francisco, Calif./Lick-Wilmerding) was honored as the Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Athlete of the Week following her record-breaking performance at the Denison Lid Lifter on Saturday, January 23.
  • Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Student-Athlete Jillian Jaycox Wins Churchill Scholarship
    January 27, 2016
    Senior biological sciences major Jillian Jaycox is going the distance. The student-athlete from West Chester, Pa., is one of 15 individuals nationwide to receive a 2016 Churchill Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards for study abroad in the United Kingdom.
  • Yee Sets School Pole Vault Record as Women’s Track & Field Compete at SPIRE North Coast Indoor Open and Denison Lid Lifter
    January 23, 2016
    Junior Grace Yee (San Francisco, Calif./Lick-Wilmerding) of the Carnegie Mellon University women’s track and field team broke the school indoor pole vault record, as the team competed at the at the Denison Lid Lifter in Granville, Ohio and half competed at the SPIRE North Coast Indoor Track & Field Open at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio on Saturday, January 23. The North Coast Open was unscored, as the Tartans placed third at the Lid Lifter with 92 points.
  • Tartans Begin Season at Al Hall Freedom Games
    January 16, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team began the indoor season at the Al Hall Freedom Games hosted by Edinboro University on Saturday, January 16.
  • Mentoring Program Provides Alum Opportunity to Give
    December 30, 2015
    As a successful Carnegie Mellon University alum and former member of the cross country and track and field teams, Jessica Melanko Graham (CIT’05) has much to give. In an effort to give back, she now provides her time and wisdom to a place that helped shape her professional journey. Currently a research scientist with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Graham didn’t want to miss the opportunity to give back in a personal way.