April 19, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J. – Sophomore Andrew Wells established a new school record in the Hammer Throw on the opening day of the Larry Ellis Classic hosted by Princeton University.
Wells set the record with a throw of 55.94 meters, which topped the previous school record set by Adam Kielinski in 2008. In his first season at Pitt, Well is now the school record holder in the hammer and the discus, both of which he set this outdoor season. Wells became the record holder in the discus during the opening meet of the season at the Charlotte 49er when he bested Steve Hein’s distance which was thrown in 1972.
“I am extremely proud of this young man,” throws coach Chip Brundage said. “He has worked extremely hard and has only started his impact in the world of track and field at Pitt. Andrew has a bright future ahead of him.”
Wells placed seventh overall and was fourth among collegiate participants in the event this evening.
The Panthers continue action tomorrow at the Larry Ellis Invitational and at the Legacy Classic hosted by Morgan State.