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Panthers Begin Competition at Penn Relays in Impressive Fashion

Dontave Cowsette

Dontave Cowsette

April 27, 2012

Friday's Complete Results

Saturday's Schedule of Events

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh men’s track and field team opened competition at the Penn Relays on a strong note during Friday’s events at Franklin Field.

Seniors Jermaine Lowery and Jerome Lowery turned in solid performances in the 400-meter hurdles, the very first event of the day. Jermaine Lowery crossed the finish line in second place (51.36), while Jerome Lowery turned in a top-20 performance in a competitive field (53.12).

Jermaine Lowery improved both his time and placement from last year’s relays, where he finished seventh at 51.66.

The Lowery’s were also members of the 1,600-meter relay team that finished seventh overall (3:10.73) at the meet. Sophomore Micah Murray and senior Dontave Cowsette rounded out the relay, which advanced to the Championship of America final on Saturday.

In another top-10 finish, freshman Joshua Thompson, sophomore Sam Negley and seniors Benjamin Hatch and Antony Hobwana finished ninth in the sprint medley with a time of 3:26.09, running in the Championships of America heat.



Individually, Thompson finished 11th in the 100-meter hurdles with a personal best 14.12.

In the field events, sophomore Reginald Steele IV finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of 6.85 meters.

Action resumes on Saturday at Franklin Field at 7:00 a.m. The meet will be broadcast on NBC from 1-3 p.m. ET.


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