Tartans Turn in Two Top Finishes at Slippery Rock Open

Tartans Turn in Two Top Finishes at Slippery Rock Open

(SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team competed at the Slippery Rock University Open on Thursday, April 19 and turned in two top spots in the unscored event. The 400-meter run highlighted the day, as the Cardinal and Gray swept the top three places.

Senior Sarah Cook (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Hampton) crossed in 59.23 to win the 400-metre run with juniors Debarati Bhanja (New Albany, Ohio / New Albany) and Rose Ciriello (Madison, N.J. / Madison) placed second and third with times of 1:00.15 and 1:01.89, respectively.

Senior Rhiannon Farney (Winston Salem, N.C. / Mount Tabor) ran to a first-place finish in the 5,000-meter run after crossing in 19:57.67 while freshman Parvathi Meyyappan (Cupertino, Calif. / Monta Vista) placed second with a time of 5:11.16 in the 1,500-meter run.

Sophomore Leah Kendrick (Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks East) took second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15/76 and sophomore Joanna Baranowski (Syosset, N.Y. / Syosset) placed third in the 400-meter hurdles after crossing in 1:11.82.

Senior Kiersten Chuc (Cupertino, Calif. / Monta Vista) tossed the hammer 42.68 meters to place second.

The Tartans will next compete on April 28-29, as they host the University Athletic Association (UAA) Outdoor Championships at Gesling Stadium.