CMU sports roundup: Track & field, softball
Men’s Track and Field
On April 30, members of the men’s track and field team traveled to Saint Francis University to compete in the Red Flash Open. Graduate student Bram Miller took first in the discus throw with a distance of 46.20 meters. Junior Bailey O’Malley placed sixth in both shot put and hammer throw, with marks of 15.15 meters and 46.67 meters, respectively. First-year Cody Breidenbach took first in the hammer throw with a distance of 52.06 meters.
The Tartans also had a good showing on the track. Sophomore Thomas Rich placed fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.80. Senior Micheal Cai also competed in the 400-meter dash, finishing third with a time of 50.05. On May 6 and 7, the Tartans will be traveling to West Virginia University for the Last Chance meet.
Women’s Track and Field
Members of the women’s track and field team also traveled to Saint Francis University on April 30 to compete in the Red Flash Open. Junior Liz Barre tied for fourth in the high jump, recording 1.58 meters. She placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a career-best 25.77. Junior Samantha Giordani had a strong showing on the track, placing second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.25 and second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.74. Her time in the 200-meter dash set a new school record.
Sophomore JoJo Huczko took second in pole vault, recording a height of 3.35 meters. Senior Ashley Zhang followed in eighth place, clearing 2.90 meters. First-year Katie Monahan took sixth in the shot put with a distance of 11.81 meters and 10th in discus with a distance of 35.04 meters. First-year Taylor Symonette earned 10th place in shot put with a throw of 10.91 meters. First-year Jocelyn Kiefel placed sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.46 meters.
The women’s team will be traveling to West Virginia University on May 6 and 7 for the Last Chance meet.
The Carnegie Mellon softball team ended their season last Sunday after a 6-5 loss to Case Western, with Case Western having come back in the bottom of the seventh. Senior Megan Hu hit a double in the first inning, bringing in the Tartan’s first run. They wouldn’t hold this lead for long, though, as the Spartans took scored three runs in the bottom of the first after scoring three runs.
Senior Scotty McGee hit her first career home run in the top of the fifth inning to bring the Tartans up one but still behind by a margin of 3-2. Senior Audrey Pederson brought two others home when she hit a home run in the same inning, making it 5-3 to the Tartans.
Despite the Tartans’ best efforts, the Spartans were able to make a comeback in the bottom of the last inning following a two-run home run, ending the game 6-5 in favor of Case Western. This unfortunate loss put the Tartans at 15-19 overall for the season and 6-13 in the University Athletic Association conference.