(LORETTO, Pa.) - Members of the Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team took part in the St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash Invitational on Saturday.
In the 400-meter hurdles, freshman Andrew McGovern (Lexington, Mass. / Lexington) won the event in a personal-best time of 53.58. His time was 0.17 seconds off of the school record time that was set in 1988 and currently ranks second on the school all-time list. Senior Grant Johnson (Wilmette, Ill. / New Trier) finished in a personal-best time of 55.37 and took second.
Senior Matt Karee (Elmira, N.Y./Notre Dame) won the 3,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 8:24.72. Graduate student Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md. / Quince Orchard) also ran to a personal-best time and placed third in 8:39.62, freshmen Scott Routledge (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Winchester Thurston) and Charlie Murphy (Roanoke, Va. / Patrick Henry) placed fourth and fifth with times of 8:53.03 and 8:58.77.
Freshman Alex Ivanov (Newton, Mass. / Newton) took third in the 800-meter after crossing in personal-best time of 1:56.40 while sophomore CJ Hess (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Upper St. Clair) placed seventh in 1:57.25, also with a personal-best time. Junior Umar Nasim (Louisville, Ky. / Louisville Collegiate School) placed second in his heat of the 800-meter race with a personal-best time of 2:02.82.
Carnegie Mellon will compete at Penn State Behrend on Sunday, April 25.