Men’s Track & Field Wins Westminster Invitational, Record Seven Top Finishes

Men’s Track & Field Wins Westminster Invitational, Record Seven Top Finishes

(NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team competed at the Westminster Invitational on Saturday, April 8 and won the 15-team event scoring 232.5 points. The Tartans turned in seven first-place showings throughout the meet on their way to winning the third straight meet of the spring.
Senior Owen Norley (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston) accounted for two of the Tartans top finishes on Saturday. Norley started with a season-best time of 3:55.61 in the 1,500-meter run before winning the 800-meter race in 1:54.82. Freshman Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) also ran the 1,500-meter and placed third after crossing in 3:59.39.

The distance runners claimed three wins on the 10,000-meter, 5,000-meter and 3,000-mter steeplechase. Freshman Harry Branch-Shaw (New York, N.Y./Brooklyn Technical) won the steeplechase with a season-best time of 9:36.68 while freshman Hunter Hartshorne (Ithaca, N.Y.) finished placed third after crossing in 9:55.20.

In the 5,000-meter run, senior Ryan Archer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Vincentian Academy) placed first after crossing in 14:55.28 and sophomore Jared Moore (Beaver Dams, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post) then placed third in a career-best time of 15:02.61. The 10,000-meter run was won by junior Jordan Safer  (Brookline, Mass.) with a time of 32:37.08. Sophomore Kevin Cory (Frederick, Md./Urbana) took second finishing in 32:44.41.

Sophomore Isaac Mills (Fairfax, Va./Oakton) ran a career-best time of 50.21 in the 400-meter race to place third.

Senior Don Boyer (Dover Foxcroft, Maine/Foxcroft Academy) turned in a career-best time of 15.32 in the 110-meter hurdles to place second. The senior later turned in another second-place showing in the long jump with a mark of 6.35 meters. Senior Matthew Seifu (Silver Spring, Md./Sidwell Friends) placed third in the long jump with a season-best mark of 6.33 meters.

In the pole vault junior Tommy Mansfield (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) finished second after clearing the bar at 4.20 meters. Sophomore Reed Farber (Mt. Lebanon, Pa.) cleared 1.82 meters in the high jump to place third.

Junior Jacob Schofel (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) turned in two top finishes with the first coming Friday afternoon in the hammer throw and then winning the discus on Saturday. Schofel tossed the hammer 52.86 meters and recorded a career-best throw of 44.13 meters in the discus.

Junior David Trzcinski (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) earned a second-place finish in the hammer with a mark of 40.03 meters while sophomore Kenny Sladick (Berea, Ohio/Berea-Midpark) took third in the discus with a toss of 40.33 meters. Sladick also placed second with a distance of 14.55 meters in the shot put and sophomore Julian Nelson (Upper Marlboro, Md./Archbishop Carroll) placed third with a career-best mark of 13.94 meters.

The Tartans will be back in action on Saturday, April 15 at the Walsh Invitational. On Friday and Saturday, April 14-15 a few Tartans will compete at the Bucknell Invitational.