Feb. 1, 2014
University Park, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in day one of the two-day Penn State National Invitation. Meanwhile, three student-athletes and throws coach Chip Brundage traveled to Clemson, S.C. for the Bob Pollock Classic.
In the throws, Andrew Wells placed second overall with a recorded distance of 19.04 meters. For the women, Haley Springman earned second collegiate (18.11 meters) with her performance in the weight throw at Clemson.
“We threw very well today and will be ready to come back to Clemson for ACC Championships in a few weeks,” coach Brundage said. “It provides us with more confidence as we look to perform at our highest level.”
On Saturday morning, Brittany Lightfoot will represent the Panthers as she competes in the shot put event.
In State College, Taranisha Taylor advanced to the finals with an eighth place spot in the 60M dash with a time of 7.63. On the distance events side, the women’s Distance Medley Relay team of Krystyna Finikiotis, Mariame Conde, Deanna Felicissimo and Audrey Burger who captured sixth in the competition. Paige Lumely also placed in the top ten in the Pentathlon with a total score of 3,225.
On the men’s side, Reginald Steele jumped his way into a top-20 spot in the long jump with a recorded distance of 6.79 meters. Freshman Desmond Palmer competed in the 60 meter hurdles and advanced to the semi-finals with 8.11.
The Panthers are back in action next Saturday, February 1st for day two of the PSU Nationals. Again, for any updates follow @PittTFandXC or “like us “ on Facebook under PittTrackandField.
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