May 5, 2012
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PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh men’s track and field team turned in several strong performances on day two at the Big East Outdoor Championships on Saturday at USF Track and Field Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
Senior Jermaine Lowery finished first in the 400-meter hurdles prelims, crossing the finish line in 50.57 and will compete for the gold medal in the event on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Panthers had two top-five performers in the 110-meter hurdles prelims as freshman Joshua Thompson (13.96) and junior Tashaun Hill (13.89) finished third and fourth, respectively and advanced to the finals on Sunday at 12:05 p.m.
In the 400-meter dash prelims, sophomore Micah Murray finished fourth with a mark of 46.90. He advanced to the 400-meter finals on Sunday at 12:20 p.m. Murray also turned in a third-place performance in the 200-meter dash (21.05) to advance to the finals.
Senior Antony Hobwana finished seventh in the 100-meter dash prelims (10.44) and advanced to the finals on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Sophomore Sam Negley advanced to the finals in the 800-meter run with a seventh-place finish in the prelims (1:50.83).
In the field events, junior Josiah Rupert
finished fourth in the javelin throw (58.04 meters) while junior Dan Kwiatkowski
finished eighth in the shot put with a toss of 15.83 meters.
After two days of competition, the Panthers stand in 11th place with eight total points. The meet will conclude on Sunday.