Degen Sets School Record at Bucknell Distance Carnival

Degen Sets School Record at Bucknell Distance Carnival

(LEWISBURG, Pa.) - At the Bucknell University Distance Carnival on Saturday afternoon in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team set career marks with senior George Degen (Madison, Wis./West) topping a school record.

Sophomore Owen Norley (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston) placed third in the 1,500-meter run in a career-best time of 3:55.62 as he won his heat. Junior Marc-Daniel Julien (Skokie, Ill./Niles West) was fifth in his heat and 29th overall in 4:00.04, which is a season-best.

In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Curtis Watro (Audubon, Pa./Methacton) finished 12th overall in a season-best time of 9:41.26.

Sophomore Ryan Archer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Vincentian Academy) led a pack of Tartans in the 5,000-meter run, placing fourth overall in 14:51.68. Freshman Ryan Auld (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) finished 17th in 15:03.52 while junior Brian Bollens (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) was 22nd overall in 15:05.00. All three recorded career-best marks. Joining in the race and also recording a career-best was senior Eamon Cullinane (Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet) in a time of 15:06.47.

Degen closed the meet with a seventh-place showing in the 10,000-meter run, topping the school record with a time of 30:13.03, bettering his previous best by more than 38 seconds.

The Tartans will next compete at the Slippery Rock Invitational on Saturday, April 18.