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Track and Field Heads to Austin; Raleigh




March 27, 2013

Texas Relays | Raleigh Relays

AUSTIN, Texas – Selected members of the Pitt men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete at the Texas Relays beginning on Wednesday morning, while the majority of the team heads to the Raleigh Relays this weekend hosted by N.C. State.

Elizabeth Kline will represent the women in Texas as she is competes in the heptathlon, as well as the 100 and 400 meter hurdle events. Running for the men in Texas will be Josh Mindlin, Micah Murray, Carvin Nkanata, Olivier Philogene and Charles Ross and Brycen Spratlin.

After their first outdoor meet of the season two weeks ago at the Charlotte 49, the Panthers look for more first place finishes this week. Pitt won both the men’s and women’s javelin competition as Brett Millar captured the title for the men, and Taylor Slaney was victorious for the women.

The men were especially impressive in long distance events as Daniel Lipus won the 1,500 meter race and Andrew Cerrito took first in the 3,000 meter event.


 

 

The Panthers also had numerous top-5 performances, including the school-record breaking throw in the discus by Andrew Wells. Wells placed third in the event with a distance of 54.50m, which broke Steven Hein’s previous record of 52.12m which was set in 1972.

Fans can click here for live results and updates from the Texas Relays, and can click here for live results from Raleigh Relays which begin on Friday.