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McLaughlin Sets 3,000m Record as Tartans Have Top Performances at Two Meets

McLaughlin Sets 3,000m Record as Tartans Have Top Performances at Two Meets

(PITTSBRUGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University's men's track and field team competed in both the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University and the Marshall Invitational at Marshall University on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10.

Top Performances on the Track at Marshall:

Top Performances on the Field at Marshall:

  • Junior Sebastian Sanso won the high jump with a career-best mark of 1.98 meters.
  • Sophomore Morgan Johnson won the long jump with a career-best mark of 6.75 meters.
  • Freshman Ryan Handron placed first with a mark of 4.62 meters in the pole vault, followed by sophomore Christian Duckworth in second after clearing 4.50 meters, and finally for a completed sweep, freshman Solomon Glavach placed third clearing 4.40 meters.
  • Johnson also placed first in the triple jump with a mark of 13.23 meters.

Top Performances on the Track at Boston University:

  • Freshman Matthew Short, graduate student Leland Davies, senior Andrew McGovern, and junior Colin McLaughlin placed ninth in the distance medley relay in a season-best 9:54.39.
  • Graduate Student Matthew Porter placed 24th out of 77 in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:21.78.
  • Senior Jacob Hsu placed 46th out of 82 in the 3,000-meter run with a career-best time of 8:29.68.
  • McLaughlin ended the meet with a new school record in the 3,000-meter run, placing 69th in 8:10.30.


  • The DMR is now fifth in the nation and owns the second-best time in school history.
  • Handron's pole vault height set a new school record.
  • Porter's time in the 5,000-meter run is second-best in school history.
  • McLaughlin's new record-setting time in the 3,000-meter run is in the top 15 in the nation.

Up Next

The Tartans will travel to Penn State University on Friday, February 16 to compete at Penn State Last Chance at 2:30 p.m. and to the University of Mount Union on Saturday, February 17 to compete at the Mount Union Tune-Up.