Clarion Track & Field Excels in Second Day at Carnegie Mellon

Mackenzie Carver clinches 800m race with PSAC-best time on Saturday

Jacob Deemer

Jacob Deemer

Published April 1, 2024 12:20 am
Last Updated: April 1, 2024 6:03 am
Clarion Track & Field Excels in Second Day at Carnegie Mellon

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Golden Eagle track & field team wrapped their weekend at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on Saturday, winning one individual event and notching a handful of top-10 finishes.

Mackenzie Carver had the highlight of the day for the Golden Eagles, winning the 800m by a half-second margin and posting one of the best times in the conference in the process.

Carver broke the tape in a time of 2:17.20, coming in 0.52 seconds ahead of Carnegie Mellon’s Isabella Rhee. Carver’s time was faster than any time in the 800m recorded by a PSAC athlete to this point in the outdoor season.

That was the best finish for a Golden Eagle on the track on Saturday, while Autumn Pettinato authored the best finish in the field. The senior placed third overall in the Javelin and second among non-Division I competitors, hurling the implement a distance of 36.45m. That trailed just Duquesne’s Megan Pendrod and Penn State – Behrend’s Julia Balaski.

In the other throwing event contested on Saturday, Shelly Jones placed eighth in the Discus. The senior threw the discus a distance of 35.41m to place fourth among non-Division I competitors.

Elsewhere in the field, Sadie Leisinger placed 10th in the High Jump, clearing the bar at a height of 1.43m, while Leah Perry placed ninth in the Long Jump with a mark of 4.84m.

Perry had another top-10 finish on Saturday, placing ninth in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 16.21.

In the lone long distance event on Saturday, Allison Farson placed third in the 3000m with a time of 11:17.00, coming in behind only CMU’s Ananya Devpura and IUP’s Lexi Lovrich.


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