Reginald Steele IV
April 13, 2012
PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh men’s track and field team put forth a strong performance on Friday at the 46th annual Sea Ray Relays at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.
“We had some good things happen today,” Pitt head coach Alonzo Webb said. “We did well across the board which was nice to see. A lot of our athletes stepped up with some top-15 finishes.”
Sophomore Brycen Spratling finished third in the 200-meter dash (21.21) while sophomore Micah Murray crossed the finish line in seventh (21.59). Freshman Josh Mindlin also turned in a top-15 performance with a time of 21.83.
In the 110-meter hurdles, freshman Joshua Thompson finished sixth and ran a personal best time of 14.18.
The Panthers had two athletes finish in the top-10 of the 100-meter dash as Thompson continued his impressive day, finishing eighth (10.78) while sophomore Reginald Steele IV crossed the finish line in 10th with a mark of 10.85. Both times meet Big East qualifying standards.
Senior Dan Kwiatkowski finished fourth in the open discus competition with a throw of 42.39 meters while senior Kurt Barnhart finished seventh in the invitational discus throw with a toss of 47.26 meters.
Kwiatkowski also finished fourth in the shot put with a Big East qualifying mark of 15.98 meters.
The Panthers return to action on Saturday in the Sea Ray Relays while other members of the team will begin competition at the Bison Outdoor Classic in Lewisburg, Pa.
The Sea Ray Relays will also feature the Sea Ray Showcase on Saturday, a portion of the meet that includes only the top heats in nine different events. The Panthers will have seven athletes and two relay teams in the showcase.