Posted: Jan 21, 2023
Tartans 3,000-Meter Runners Shine at SPIRE Midwest Collegiate Invitational, McLaughlin Sets School Record
(GENEVA, Ohio) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's indoor track and field team competed at the SPIRE Midwest Collegiate Invitational on Saturday held in Geneva, Ohio at the Spire Institute.
- The 3,000-meter run saw three personal-best times and school record. Sophomore Colin McLaughlin broke the school record after crossing in 8:22.52 to win the race. Senior Elijah Sech took second with a time of 8:24.63 while sophomore Eamon Brady crossed in 8:26.12 to place fifth. The old school record was 8:22.89 set in 2015 by George Degen.
- Junior Andrew McGovern won the 800-meter run with a personal-best time of 1:54.04.
- Sophomore Ethan Higgs and junior Thomas Rich both cleared the bar at 1.89 meters in the high jump with Higgs placing third and Rich fourth by a judges decision. For Rich, it marked a career-best height.
- Sophomore Casey Potrebic took fourth in the pole after clearing the bar at 4.25 meters, tying his personal-best height.
- In the long jump, senior Alex Halkias took fifth with jump of 6.48 meters.
- A personal-best time of 4:14.81 by junior Alex Ivanov in the mile run placed him fifth.
- The Tartans will compete again at the Muskingum University on January 28.