Feb. 11, 2012
Geneva, Ohio. - The University of Pittsburgh men's track and field team achieved several impressive feats at the Spire Collegiate Invitational this weekend.
Despite resting several of their top athletes in anticipation of next week's Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Panthers turned in a strong outing.
"This was a meet we used to gain momentum as we look forward to the Big East Championships," head coach Alonzo Webb said. "We performed well against great competition and we're looking forward to this next week of training."
Freshman Joshua Thompson set a personal best in the 60M hurdles, finishing third at 7.85.
Next, the 4x400M team of senior Jerome Lowery and sophomores Reginald Steele IV, Sam Negley and Daniel O'Toole finished 11th overall with a time of 3:18.27.
In the 200M dash, senior Jermaine Lowery finished 17th overall (21.96).
In the field events, senior Dan Kwiatkowski finished eighth in the shot put (16.54M) and 15th in the weight throw (16.53M). Additionally, senior Kurt Barnhart placed 16th in the weight throw (16.24M).
Rounding out the Panthers, freshman Luke Gallaher leaped 6-foot-8 inches in the high jump.
The Panthers will head to New York on Feb. 18 to compete in the Big East Indoor Championships.