April 19, 2013
BALTIMORE, Md. – The University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s track and field teams are in action this weekend at the Legacy Classic hosted by Morgan State and the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton.
The sprinters and most field athletes will compete in the 10th Annual Legacy Classic at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The distance runners and a select few field athletes will compete at the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton, New Jersey. Both meets take place on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20.
A total of 26 Pitt Panthers will be traveling this weekend to see if they can carry over their success from last weekend’s Aggie Invitational where they walked away with many first place finishes.
On Tuesday, sprinter Carvin Nkanata was named Big East Male Track Athlete of the Week for his performance over the weekend. The junior from Summersville, S.C. ran a career-best time of 21.03 in the 200 meter dash and was the first collegiate finisher in the event (second overall). Nkanata, along with fellow sprinter and Micah Murray, each find themselves taking part in five separate events this weekend. Jonnique Lawrence for the women will also be racing in five events.
The Panthers men’s and women’s 4x400 meter relay teams will look to replicate their first place finishes from a week ago. Junior Julia Koloski and senior Ashley Woodford will respectively attempt to best there second place finish in the triple jump and fourth place finish in the 100 meter dash as well.
Highlighting the Larry Ellis Invitational for the Panthers will be javelin throwers Brett Millar and Brooke Shasteen. Millar will be looking for his fourth consecutive first place finish and Shasteen will try to defend her first place finish from one week ago at the Aggie Invitational. Sophomore Andrew Wells will once again attempt to break his own school record in the discus and create a new school record in the hammer throw. Runners Matt Dallago and Wesley Washington will be competing in a deep field of contestants in the 800M run.