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Pitt Track and Field Kicks Off Championship Season at ECAC/IC4A

Spratling will run in the 200 meter at the ECAC/IC4A Championships.

Spratling will run in the 200 meter at the ECAC/IC4A Championships.

May 16, 2014

PRINCETON, New Jersey – After a successful competition at the Virginia Challenge, the University of Pittsburgh track and field team will head to Weaver Stadium in Princeton, New Jersey  to compete in the historic ECAC/IC4A 2014 Division I outdoor championship from May 16-18.

Senior Brycen Spratling will represent the men this weekend, competing in the 200 meter dash on Friday night.  Spratling will opt out of the 400 meter dash, after setting a school record in the event at the Virginia Challenge with a 45.22 mark.

Also running for the men will be Carvin Nkanata (100 meter), Micah Murray (400 meter), Dustin Fuller (400 meter hurdle), and Desmond Palmer (400 meter hurdle). Palmer is on the heels of a personal best after going 51.73 in the 400 meter hurdle at the Virginia Challenge.

Coming off of school-record setting performances, Andrew Wells and Taylor Slaney are set to compete this weekend. Wells will represent the Panthers in both the discus and hammer throw events while Slaney will compete in the javelin throw.

The women will be headed by Jessica Tongue-Coates (100 and 200 meter), Evann Thompson (400 meter), and Haley Springman (Discus and hammer throw). Tongue-Coates set personal bests in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 100 meter hurdle at the Virginia Challenge.

The Panthers will start competition on Friday, May 16 at noon. Events on Saturday and Sunday will start at 9 a.m. Fans can find the latest updates on the ECAC/IC4A Championships by following @PittTFandXC on Twitter or ‘like us’ on Facebook under Pitt Track and Field.