April 21, 2013
BALTIMORE, Md. – The University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s track and field team had five first place finishes and numerous top-5 finishes this weekend at the Legacy Classic hosted by Morgan State and the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton.
The men’s squad of Spratling, Micah Murray, Olivier Philogene and Carvin Nkanata won the 4x400 with a time of 3:13.71. The women’s team of Arielle Fonrose, Jonnique Lawrence, Jordan Lee and Evann Thompson ran a time of 3:44.93 in the victory.
Spratling was victorious in the 400 meter dash with a time of 47.44, and also placed third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.20. Corum took first in the triple jump by setting a new personal-record with a jump of 12.65 meters (41-06.60). Teammate Julia Koloski was third in that same event and also was fifth in the long jump.
Jonnique Lawrence had a pair of second place finishes as she ran a 24.02 in the 200 meter dash and a 54.71 in the 400 meter dash. Fonrose was fifth in the 400 with a time of 56.31.
Elizabeth Kline was second in the 400 meter hurdles with a new career-best time of 1:01.03, while Thompson was sixth in the event with a 1:02.20.
In the men's long jump, Reggie Steele took home second place with a jump of 7.07m (23-03.50 feet), which was his second best distance of the season. Also fairing well in field events were Stephen Goeltz and Bradley Rocco who finished third and fifth in the pole vault, and Luke Gallaher who took third in the high jump.
At the Larry Ellis Invitational, Brett Millar continued his undefeated season by winning the javelin for the fourth-consecutive meet with a distance of 62.20m (205-06 feet). Josiah Rupert was third in that event with a PR of 60.08m (197-01 feet).
On Friday evening, Andrew Wells set a new school record in the hammer throw, and then came back the next day with a second place finish in the discus with a toss of 53.49m (175-06 feet).
The Panthers are back in action next weekend at the Penn Relays, which is one of the most prestigious and largest meets in the country.