School Records Set at All-Atlantic Region Championships; Tartans Place 6th

three women's track runners in a race

(BETHLEHEM, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team finished sixth at the two-day All-Atlantic Region Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Moravian University with two individual victories and five top-three finishes.

Junior Samantha Giordani (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Ambridge) continued to fly on the track with a new school record time of 11.90 seconds in the 100-meter dash during the preliminary round on Wednesday. She then won the finals on Thursday with a meet-record time of 11.96 seconds. Giordani also ran the 200-meter sprint and placed second in 24.11 for another school-record performance. Her times put her fifth and second in the nation, respectively.

Graduate student Michelle Murray (Greenlawn, N.Y. / Harborfields) paced the field in the 10,000-meter run to win the event in a time of 37:57.36 on Wednesday while senior Kristen Seballos (Cleveland, Ohio / Padua Franciscan) placed second in the 5,000-meter run in 17:54.97.

Senior Lindy Cornwall (Poway, Calif. / Poway) finished third in the discus throw with a toss of 40.60 meters.

Senior Taylor Jacobs (Bozeman, Mont. / The Taft School) ran the 800-meter race in 2:16.39 to place seventh while junior Mona Yuan (Sayreville, N.J. / Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences) finished 12th in 2:18.82 and junior Kavya Tummalapalli (Plainsboro, N.J. / West Windsor-Plainsboro High School) finished 16th in 2:19.78 for a career-best performance.

The Tartans will now wait for the NCAA to announce the athletes selected to the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships which will be held in Geneva, Ohio, from Thursday, May 26 through Saturday, May 28.