April 22, 2012
PITTSBURGH-Two Panthers earned first-place finishes, as the University of Pittsburgh men’s track and field team recorded a fourth-place performance at the Morgan State Legacy Meet in Baltimore, Md., this weekend.
“We took a different approach at the meet this year,” Pitt head coach Alonzo Webb said. “In the past we travelled with a full team. This season, however, we are more cautious about how much our athletes have been running the past few weekends and wanted to give them a break. Every meet from here on out will be important.”
In the field events, junior Dan Kwiatkowski captured first in the shot put with a throw of 16 meters. Similarly, sophomore Brad Rocco won the pole vault with a height of 4.03 meters.
In the long jump, sophomore Reginald Steele IV finished third with a leap of 7.04 meters.
Additionally, senior Kurt Barnhart finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 45.55 meters, while senior Folarin Ijelu finished fourth in the triple jump (14.17 meters).
In the 100-meter dash finals, senior Antony Hobwana (10.75) and sophomore Aaron Turner (10.76) finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
Junior Tashaun Hill
crossed the finish line fourth in the 110-meter hurdles finals with a time of 14.34, while junior Kevin Hull
finished fourth in the 1,500-meter run at 4:00.64.
The Panthers return to action next week as they travel to Philadelphia, Pa., for the Penn Relays.