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Desmond Palmer crowned 400 meter hurdles champion.

May 18, 2014


PRINCETON, New Jersey — After 74 long years, the Pitt men’s track and field team wins the 2014 IC4A Championship with a total of 51 points. The Panthers last recorded a IC4A team Championship in 1940.

The men started off strong on Sunday in the 4x100 meter relay where they took second overall in the IC4A finals with a time of 40.39.

Individually, Micah Murray finished third in the IC4A men’s 400 meter finals (46.81), while teammate Carvin Nkanata claimed second in the IC4A 100 meter finals. Nkanata just missed placing first by .005 seconds.

Desmond Palmer stood out for the Pitt men as the overall champion in the IC4A 400 meter hurdles with a new personal best run of 51.50 seconds. Brycen Spratling next led the charge for the Panthers with another first place win in the IC4A 200 meter dash (20.72). 

Adding to the overall score for the men, the 4x400 meter relay team of Murray, Palmer, Dustin Fuller and Spratling turned in a fourth place performance in the finals.

Representing for the women’s team, Ashley Corum takes third in the ECAC triple jump finals with a personal best outdoor distance of 12.86 meters (42’ 2.25”). Evann Thompson followed up with another third place finish and personal record with a time of 57.88 seconds in the women’s ECAC 400 meter hurdles.

Jessica Tongue-Coates finished strong for the Pitt women, as she took seventh with 11.99 seconds in the ECAC 100 meter finals.

In the ECAC 4x800 meter finals, the relay team of Cayla Del Piano, Joslin Sellers, Morgan Perry and Sarah Kochinsky cross the finish line at 9:02.65.

After a successful start to the championship season, the Panthers will get over a week rest before the NCAA East Regional Championships on Thursday, May 29 through Saturday May 31 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Pitt Men Win IC4A Team Championship

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