(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team hosted its annual Mini Invitational on Saturday, March 25. The Tartans won the event after scoring 283 points with Allegheny College taking second with 90 points. The Tartans swept three top three spots in three events throughout the met.
Leading the sweep of the 1,500-meter run was freshman Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) with a new meet record time of 3:59.51. Senior Curtis Watro (Audubon, Pa./Methacton) and sophomore Jared Moore (Beaver Dams, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post) placed second and third after crossing in 4:01.77 and 4:02.25.
The 800-meter run saw the Tartans' second sweep of the top three spots with senior Brady Wilson (Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles Prep (Wake Forest)) leading the way with a time of 1:57.60. Sophomore Mark Moody (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) was second with a time of 1:58.47 while freshman Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) placed third in 1:59.47.
Carnegie Mellon then swept the 5,000-meter race with freshman Stephen Law (Saratoga, Calif.) crossing in 15:40.00 to take the top spot. Sophomore Jacob Halasowski (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) crossed next with a time of 15:43.29 followed by sophomore Kevin Cory (Frederick, Md./Urbana) in 15:44.16.
Senior Don Boyer (Dover Foxcroft, Maine/Foxcroft Academy) ran to a first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.71 while classmate Mathew Sheh (Denver, Colo./Cherry Creek) placed third with a time of 16.43. Boyer also won the 400-meter hurdles after crossing in 56.09. Sophomore Cam Wilkerson (Fishers, Ind./Saint James) took second with a time of 58.07.
The 4x100-meter relay team of senior Zach Blonder (Swampscott, Mass.), freshman Jamie Greenwell (Celina, Texas/McKinney Christian Academy), senior Tanguy Dauphin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti/Cardinal Spellman) and senior Jonathan Perry (Port-au-Prince, Haiti/Cardinal Spellman) finished second with a time of 44.63. Perry also turned in a second-place showing in the 400-meter run with a time of 51.88.
The last running event of the meet saw the Tartans' 4x400-meter relay team of Wilkerson, Wilson, sophomore Isaac Mills (Fairfax, Va./Oakton) and senior Owen Norley (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston) place first with a time of 3:26.27.
On Friday night, junior Jacob Schofel (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) and sophomore Kenny Sladick (Berea, Ohio/Berea-Midpark) finished first and second in the hammer throw both with career-best throws. Schofel recorded a distance of 53.84 meters while Sladick posted a mark of 47.07 meters.
The duo turned in another first and second finish on Saturday with throws of 42.63 and 39.69 meters in the discus, both career-best tosses. In the shot put, Sladick and sophomore Julian Nelson (Upper Marlboro, Md./Archbishop Carroll) placed second and third with throws of 13.84 and 13.81 meters.
Saturday afternoon, junior Tommy Mansfield (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) cleared the bar at 4.46 meters in the pole vault to win the event. Junior Eloy Fernandez (San Jose, Calif./Lynbrook) won the triple jump with a distance of 13.34 meters and freshman Dhroovaa Khannan (San Ramon, Calif./Dougherty Valley) took second after jumping 12.79 meters.
Sophomore Reed Farber (Mt. Lebanon, Pa.) jumped 1.84 meters in the high jump to place first.
The Tartans will host the Carnegie Mellon Quad on Saturday, April 1 with field events set to start at 10:00 a.m.