Giordani Sets Two School Records in Opening Meet of Season

Two women track runners in a sprint. One wearing a blue top, the other wearing a red top

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field program hosted its annual invitational on Saturday, as the Cardinal and Gray welcomed Division I University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Robert Morris University along with Division II Slippery Rock to Gesling Stadium.

Sophomore Samantha Giordani (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Ambridge) won the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash with school record times in both. The sophomore crossed the line in the 100-meter with a time of 12.23, topping Debarati Bhanja's time of 12.48 set in 2018. Later in the day, Giordani crossed the line in 25.22 in the 200-meter and once again topped a record held by Bhanja, which was 25.45 set in 2019.

Junior Kristen Seballos (Cleveland, Ohio / Padua Franciscan) turned in a personal-best time in the 3,000-meter run when she crossed in 10:34.09 and placed third.

Junior Taylor Jacobs (Bozeman, Mont. / The Taft School) finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.40. Senior Madeline Evans (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Hills) ran a personal-best time in the 1,500-meter as she crossed in 5:01.02. Freshman Isabella Rhee (Midland, Mich. / H.H. Dow) ran the 400-meter race and crossed in 1:00.89.

Senior Ally Tully (Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley) recorded a personal-best throw in the shot put with a mark of 10.93 meters.

Sophomore Francine Leung (Port Jefferson, N.Y. / The Stony Brook School) turned in a personal-best mark in the triple jump with a leap of 10.07 meters.

The Tartans will travel to Slippery Rock University on Saturday, April 3 to compete in the Dave Labor Invitational.