Tartans Post Seven Career Bests at Ohio State Tune Up

Tartans Post Seven Career Bests at Ohio State Tune Up

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team traveled to Columbus, Ohio, for the Ohio State University Tune-Up on Friday, February 20.

Senior Erin Kiekhaefer (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) placed fourth in the mile run with a time of 5:07.33 while senior Sara Kelly (Madison, Wis./West) was seventh in 5:22.47. Both times were career highs for the seniors.

Freshman Luise Bering (Berlin, Germany) ran the 200-meter dash in a career-best time of 29.25 which was third best among the Division III runners.

Junior Priya Patel (Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway) and freshman Rhiannon Farney (Winston Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) competed in the 3,000-meter run, finishing in 11:10.33 and 11:36.68, respectively for the Tartans. Patel's time was a career-best.

In the field events, senior Lauren Maturo (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) threw the shot put a career-best distance of 10.60 meters and the weight throw a distance of 10.72 meters while junior Carly Bair (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) tossed the shot put 8.72 meters, which matches a career-high.

Senior Sasha Spalding (Springhill, Fla./Springstead) continued to impress in the long jump, leaping past her previous school record by .20 meters, to record a career-best 5.51 meters, placing seventh overall.

Sophomore Rebecca Fortner (Navarre, Ohio/Fairless) finished third in the high jump, clearing 1.53 meters for the day.

The Tartans will next travel to Chicago, Illinois, for the University Athletic Association Championships on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1.