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Tartans Open Indoor Season, Giordani Breaks Two School Records with Barre Setting One

Tartans Open Indoor Season, Giordani Breaks Two School Records with Barre Setting One

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's indoor track and field team opened its 2022-23 season competing at three different meets over the weekend. On Friday the Cardinal and Gray had members compete at the Youngstown State University Icebreaker and two athletes compete at the Bucknell University Bison Opener in the pentathlon. On Saturday, others took part in the 9th Annual Spartan Holiday Lidlifter at Case Western Reserve University.

Top Performances at Youngstown:

  • Senior Samantha Giordani broke the school record in the 400-meter race when she crossed in 57.22 to place third. The previous school record was 58.06 set by Sarah Cook in 2018.
  • Giordani then topped her own school record in the 200-meter dash when she crossed second with a time of 24.78. Her previous top time was 25.31 set in 2020.
  • The 5,000-meter run saw sophomore Norah Czajka turn n a personal-best time of 19:54.27 to place ninth.

Top Performances at Bucknell:

  • Senior Liz Barre placed third in the pentathlon with 3,367 points. The senior took second in the high jump and 60-meter hurdles while breaking the school record in the high jump.
  • Barre cleared the bar at 1.67 meters in the high jump which topped her previous school record height of 1.66 meters set last season along with Jessica Meng who cleared 1.66 meters in 2007.
  • Barre also placed second in the shot put during the pentathlon with a personal-best toss of 10.28 meters.
  • Freshman Zoe King placed 10th in the pentathlon with 2,142 points.

Top Performances at Case Western Reserve:

  • Freshman Jacqueline Liu won the 800-meter run finishing with a time of 2:26.96
  • Senior Ola Owodunni placed second in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 14.91 meters.
  • The shot put had sophomore Katie Monahan place third with a throw of 11.41 meters.
  • The mile run saw freshman Margaret Ann Healy placed third crossing in 5:44.04.
  • Sophomore Allison Silva crossed in 9.71 in the 60-meter hurdles to take third.
  • A third place showing in the 60-meter dash came from freshman Amanda Rodriguez Asad as she crossed in 8.24.
  • Sophomore Lauren May and junior Carina Sanborn placed second and third in the 3,000-meter run with times of 11:07.94 and 11:52.16, respectively.

Up Next:

  • The Tartans will compete again at the Youngstown State University Collegiate Invitational presented by Southwoods Health on Friday, January 20 before taking part in the Spire Midwest Open on Saturday, January 21.