Men’s Track and Field Opens Indoor Season Winning SPIRE Carnegie Mellon Invitational

Men’s Track and Field Opens Indoor Season Winning SPIRE Carnegie Mellon Invitational

(GENVA, Ohio) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team opened its indoor season at the SPIRE Carnegie Mellon University Invitational on Saturday, January 21 at the SPIRE Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tartans won the 12-team invitational of Division III schools scoring 111 points as the Cardinal and Gray posted three top finishes, two coming on the track.

Carnegie Mellon swept the top four spots in the 800-meter run with sophomore Isaac Mills (Fairfax, Va./Oakton) crossing first with an indoor career-best time of 1:54.78. In his first collegiate race, freshman Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) placed second when he crossed in 1:56.78. Junior Evan Larrick (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North) and freshman Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard), who also ran in his first collegiate race, followed in third and fourth, respectively, Larrick turned in a time of 1:56.85 and Walsh crossed in 1:57.30.

Senior Owen Norley (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston) crossed the finish line first in the mile run with a time of 4:21.89 for the Tartans other top finish on the track. The 4x400-meter relay team of senior Jonathan Perry (Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque Academy), Larrick, Mills and Norley finished third with a time of 3:27.62.

Junior Jacob Schofel (Livingston, N.J.) turned in the Tartans third top finish when he tossed a mark of 16.19 meters in the weight throw. Schofel's distance was a career-best.

The long jump and triple jump saw two second-place finishes by Carnegie Mellon's freshman Fred Dauphin (Brockton, Mass./Cardinal Spellman). Dauphin recorded a distance of 6.40 meters in the long jump and 12.99 meters in the triple jump.

Sophomore Reed Farber (Mt. Lebanon, Pa.) placed fourth in the high jump after clearing the bar at 1.86 meters, a career-best. Junior Cameron Smith (Darien, Conn.) also turned in a career-best mark, as he cleared 1.81 meters and placed fifth.

Carnegie Mellon will be back in action on Saturday, January 28 when the head to Cleveland, Ohio to compete against Case Western Reserve University in the Battle for the Obelisk.