(GRANVILLE, Ohio) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team competed at the Denison University Bob Shannon Invitational on Saturday, February 3 and won the event for the third straight season with 183 points. Rio Grande was second with 77.5 points.
In the 5,000-meter run, freshman Naveen Pai (Palo Alto, Calif.) took first after crossing the finish line in 15:20.22 while sophomore Harry Branch-Shaw (New York, N.Y./Brooklyn Technical) placed second with a time of 15:30.70. The Cardinal and Gray also claimed the top two spots in the 3,000-meter run when junior Andrew Harter (Saratoga, Calif.) finished with a time of 8:50.05 and junior Will Mitchell (Chatham, N.J.) crossed in 8:57.15.
The mile run saw the Tartans place first and third with freshman Arthur Dzieniszewski (Old Bridge, N.J.) winning the event with a time of 4:22.19. Sophomore Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) placed third in 4:23.62.
Senior Evan Larrick (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North) won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.54 while the distance medley relay team also claimed top honors. The freshmen team of Muhamed Bicic (Middle Village, N.Y./Townsend Harris), Michael Cai (Dumont, N.J./Bergen County Academies), Michael Cabral (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pine Crest School) and Matt Karee (Elmira, N.Y./Notre Dame) crossed in 10:43.25.
Senior Tommy Mansfield (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) and freshman Alex Liu (Amber, Pa./Upper Dublin) cleared the bar at 4.40 meters and 4.25 meters in the pole vault to place first and second. Sophomore Rai Walters (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) jumped 6.50 meters to win the long jump.
The Tartans will next compete at the Dragon Invitational hosted by Tiffin University on Saturday, February 10.