March 23, 2014
Wake Forest Open Results
UNC Relays Results
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of Pittsburgh men's and women's track and field teams opened the outdoor season in strong fashion at the UNC Relays and Wake Forest Open over this past weekend. The Panthers turned in five top-3 finishes to kick off their outdoor campaign.
Sophomore Paige Lumley returned with her first collegiate win in the women's triple jump competition (11.94 meters) at the UNC Relays. Senior Ashley Corum earned second-place behind Lumley in the triple jump event (11.73 meters).
Junior Haley Springman led the way for the Panthers in the throwing events at the UNC Relays, placing fifth overall in both the hammer and discus events. Sophomore Andrew Wells also started off the outdoor season with two strong performances on Friday and Saturday of this past weekend at the UNC Relays. Wells placed sixth in the men's discus event and fifth overall in the hammer throw.
Junior Taylor Slaney also highlighted for the Panthers at the relays with a throw of 47.04 meters, which was good enough for second-place in the women's javelin.
Senior Reggie Steele overall had a strong showing in the first weekend of outdoor competition where he claimed third in the 100 meter dash, fourth in the triple jump and again in the long jump.
Pitt track and field continued their success over at the Wake Forest Open where the Panthers mainly competed in the distance events. Freshman Sarah Kochinsky earned eighth overall in the women's 1,500-meter run, crossing the finish line at 4:52.83.
Sophomore Cayla Del Piano recorded a new lifetime best in the women's 1,500-meter run en route to an eighth place finish (4:42.31).
Other notable runs at the Wake Forest Open include seven additional top-15 finishes. For the women, Joslin Sellers (800 meter run) and Morgan Perry (1,500-meter run) represented for the Panthers, while Charles Ross (400 meter dash), Luke Swomley (3,000-meter run), Chris Montgomery (3,000-meter run) and Wesley Roberts (3,000-meter run) rounded out the top-finishes for the men.
The Panthers will travel again to North Carolina next weekend for the Raleigh Relays, while the remainder of the team is set to compete at UNF Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. on Friday, March 28th and Saturday, March 29th. For the latest information on the Panthers, follow @PittTFandXC on Twitter or 'like us' on Facebook under Pitt Track and Field.