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Panthers Conclude Competition at Texas Relays and Fred Hardy Invitational

Sam Negley

Sam Negley

March 31, 2012

Texas Relays Results

Fred Hardy Invitational Results

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh men’s track and field team wrapped up competition at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, and the Fred Hardy Invitational in Richmond, Va. with some impressive performances.

“We feel we had good performances in both meets,” Pitt head coach Alonzo Webb said. “This weekend is definitely something to build on.”

At the Texas Relays, the 800-meter relay team of sophomores Micah Murray and Brycen Spratling and seniors Jermaine Lowery and Antony Hobwana finished fourth against a competitive field with a time of 1:24.56.

The 1,600-meter relay team of Murray, Spratling, Hobwana and Lowery crossed the finish line in sixth with a mark of 3:09.56.

Meanwhile, at the Fred Hardy Invitational, sophomore Sam Negley (1:51.13) and senior Benjamin Hatch (1:52.27) finished second and fourth, respectively in the 800-meter run.



Sophomore Aaron Turner finished fifth in the 100-meter dash with a personal best (10.77) while sophomore Reginald Steele IV crossed the finish line in 10th (11.02) in the same event.

In the 10,000-meter run, freshman Rich Addison finished second (32:15.50) and freshman Ben Kisley placed sixth (32:40.81).

The men’s 1,600-meter relay team of Turner, freshman Josh Mindlin, sophomore Daniel O’Toole and senior Kevin Wilbank claimed fourth at 3:17.80.

Individually, Mindlin turned in a top-10 performance in the 400-meter dash (49.44).

Senior Kurt Barnhart put forth a strong performance for the Panthers, claiming second in the hammer throw (50.80 meters) as well as setting a personal best in the discus throw (49.65 meters).

“I’m really proud of Kurt,” assistant coach Chip Brundage said. “His personal record in the discus was a result of hard work.”

In the shot put, senior Dan Kwiatkowski finished fifth with a toss of 15.36 meters.



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