Panthers Conclude Trio of Meets with CMU Invitational

Panthers Conclude Trio of Meets with CMU Invitational

PITTSBURGH – Freshman Taylor Forbes, sophomore Jana Bruses and junior Caroline Rusinski all collected event wins as the University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up a trio of weekend meets at the CMU Invitational.

Forbes gathered the gold in the women’s triple jump with her mark of 11.19m. Bruses claimed the 100-meter hurdles crown in 14.39, a new personal best. Bruses was the only athlete to run under 15 seconds in the event. The Spaniard also finished in third place in the 400-meter hurdles. Rusinski posted a humongous victory in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, beating the competition by more than a minute. The Oakton, Va. native finished in 11:08.41 in what was the first steeplechase competition of her career.

Teammate Mia Ingalls secured second place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, posting a time of 12:17.14. It was also the first steeplechase competition for the sophomore. On the men’s side, senior Ethan Maher crossed the line in 9:38.15 for a new personal record and a fourth-place finish in the same event.

Sydney Urbine, Anna Cohen, Christina Elliott and Sarah Hurst all set personal records in the 1500m race. The foursome finished in the top ten of the event with Urbine leading the charge in fifth place.

Michaela Schiele ran well in the 5000-meter race, taking fourth in 17:46.76.

On the field, Lanie Bainter and Mollie Carpenter represented the throws group well. Bainter and Carpenter took second and sixth, respectively, in the discus throw. Bainter’s new best of 39.89m was just shy of the first-place mark of 40.12m. Carpenter recorded a mark of 35.78m. Bainter, a senior from Logan, Ohio, collected another second-place finish with a new best mark of 50.77m in the hammer throw.

Ryan Cook continued the success of the throwers, placing second in the shot put with a 15.81m launch and fifth in the hammer throw with a 49.42m toss.

Sophomore Uri Arnon grabbed silver in the men’s triple jump. Arnon leaped 13.92m.

Next weekend the Panthers will take their second trip of the season to Tampa for the South Florida Invitational at USF Track & Field Stadium.

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