Tartans Record Eight Top Finishes in Win at Bob Shannon Invitational at Denison

Tartans Record Eight Top Finishes in Win at Bob Shannon Invitational at Denison

(GRANVILLE, Ohio) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team competed at the Denison University Bob Shannon Invitational on Saturday, February 4, winning the scored event for the second straight year after tabbing 217 points. Ohio Wesleyan University was second with 103 points. The Tartans won eight events Saturday including a sweep in the mile run.  
Senior Curtis Watro (Audubon, Pa./Methacton) led the way in the mile with a meet record time of 4:22.61. Freshman Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) placed second when he crossed in 4:22.08 followed by classmate Josh Kalapos (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) in third with a time of 4:25.44.

Sophomore William Mitchell (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) won the 3,000-meter run after recording a career-best time of 8:52.55 while sophomore Andrew Harter (Saratoga, Calif.) finished second with a time of 8:53.03.

The Tartans distance runners continued the success in the 5,000-meter run with a first and third place showing. Senior Steven Kool (Vienna, Va./Thomas Jefferson for Sci. & Tech.) won the event with a time of 15:48.83 and junior Jordan Safer (Brookline, Mass.) placed third after crossing in 16:16.16.

Senior Owen Norley (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston) and junior Evan Larrick (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North) finished first and third in the 800-meter run with times of 1:57.82 and 1:59.24. Sophomore Isaac Mills (Fairfax, Va./Oakton) won the 400-meter race in 51.57 and joined senior Don Boyer (Dover Foxcroft, Maine/Foxcroft Academy), Larrick and Norley in the 4x400-meter relay for his second top finish of the day. The relay team crossed in 3:30.36.  

Two top places were recorded in the field events with junior Tommy Mansfield (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) winning the pole vault after clearing the bar at 4.25 meters. Junior Jacob Schofel (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) tabbed the other top finish after a career-best distance of 16.54 meters in the weight throw. Sophomore Kenny Sladick (Berea, Ohio/Berea-Midpark) took third in the weight throw with a mark of 14.27 meters.

Sophomore Reed Farber (Mt. Lebanon, Pa.) took third in the high jump, as he cleared the bar at 1.80 meters. The Tartans placed second and third in the triple jump after junior Eloy Fernandez (San Jose, Calif./Lynbrook) leapt 12.96 meters and freshman Dhroovaa Khannan (San Ramon, Calif./Dougherty Valley) jumped 12.49 meters.

The Tartans will next compete at the Dragon Invitational hosted by Tiffin University on Saturday, February 11.