OBroin Breaks 5,000-Meter School Record at Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic
(LEWISBURG, Pa.) – Senior Michael OBroin (Park Ridge, Ill. / Saint Ignatius College Prep) of the Carnegie Mellon University men's track and field team was the highlight of the Tartans at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic over the weekend.
OBroin placed fifth in a field of 95 runners from Division I, II and III institutions in the 5,000-meter run. The senior crossed in 14:08.49 breaking the school record by 19.75 seconds which was held by Brian Harvey set in 2009. That same year, Harvey went on and placed second at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. OBroin's time currently ranks him second nationally in Division III.
The 1,500-meter run saw freshmen Colin McLaughlin (Stamford, Conn. / Westhill) and Aleksei Seletskiy (Palo Alto, Calif. / Palo Alto) each winning their respective heat and placing fourth and fifth, respectively, among Division III competitors. McLaughlin had a time of 3:52.56 and Seletskiy crossed in 3:53.27.
The Tartans will next compete at the University Athletic Association Outdoor Championships on April 23-24 at Washington University in St. Louis.