(CHICAGO, Ill.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team placed fifth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championships which was hosted by the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.
Sophomore Autumn Hair (Blue Bell, Pa./Wissahickon) and senior Emily Swanson (Atkinson, N.H./Timberlane Regional) scored points for the Tartans in the triple jump when Hair placed fifth with a mark of 10.78 meters and Swanson placed sixth with a mark of 10.76 meters. Both jumps were career bests for the athletes.
Junior Kiersten Chuc (Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista) picked up her second third-place finish of the meet when she recorded a career-best mark of 35.06 meters in the discus throw. Senior Rebecca Fortner (Navarre, Ohio/Fairless) ended her career with a second-place showing in the high jump when she cleared 1.59 meters while sophomore Tessa Allen (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Bishop Montgomery) cleared 1.54 meters and tied for eighth place.
Sophomore Alexa Barriero (Middletown, N.J./Middletown North) earned a third-place finish in the javelin throw with a heave of 30.82 meters.
Graduate student Erin Persson (San Antonio, Texas/Saint Mary's Hall) picked up a fourth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run when she finished the race in 4:43.90. Junior Sarah Cook (Pittsburgh, Pa./Hampton) also placed fourth for the Tartans with she finished the 400-meter dash in 57.19.
Freshman Leah Kendrick (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) recorded a career-best time of 15.45 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles and placed seventh, as freshman Joanna Baranowski (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) placed eighth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:07.78.
Sophomore Rose Ciriello (Madison, N.J./Madison) placed sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.92.
Persson also ran the 5,000-meter run and finished sixth overall in a career-best 18:01.97 with sophomore Aparna Alavilli (Hanover , N.H./Hanover) placing eighth in 18:06.56.