Tartans Sweep 3,000-Meter Run at Dragon Invitational

Tartans Sweep 3,000-Meter Run at Dragon Invitational

(TIFFIN, Ohio) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team competed at the Tiffin University Dragon Invitational on Saturday, February 11. The Tartans swept the top four spots in the 3,000-meter run while also claiming the top spot in the mile run.

Crossing first in the 3,000-meter run was senior Curtis Watro (Audubon, Pa./Methacton) with a season-best time of 8:50.24. Sophomore Jared Moore (Beaver Dams, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post) finished less than a second behind Watro with a career-best time of 8:50.92. Crossing third with a season-best time was junior Ryan Auld (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) in 8:52.81 followed by sophomore William Mitchell (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) with a time of 8:59.76.

Senior Owen Norley (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston) turned in the Tartans win in the mile when he crossed with a season-best time of 4:20.98. Sophomore Andrew Harter (Saratoga, Calif.) finished fourth in the mile with a time of 4:25.33.

Sophomore Isaac Mills (Fairfax, Va./Oakton) placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.03 and freshman Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) ran the 800-meter run in 1:59.93 to place seventh.

The 4x400-meter relay of senior Don Boyer (Dover Foxcroft, Maine/Foxcroft Academy), freshman Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard), Mills and Norley placed second with a time of 3:32.13.

Junior Jacob Schofel (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) tossed the weight throw a career-best distance of 16.91 meters to place sixth. Freshman Fred Dauphin (Brockton, Mass./Cardinal Spellman) placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 12.78 meters.

In the high jump, Boyer and junior Cameron Smith (Darien, Conn.) both cleared the bar at 1.85 meters to tie for seventh place. The height was an indoor career-best mark for both. Junior Tommy Mansfield (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) turned in a career-best mark in the pole vault, as he placed seventh after clearing he bar at 1.85 meters.

The Tartans will compete again on Friday, February 17 at the Ohio State University Indoor Tune-Up Meet.