PREVIEW: Colonials compete in Carnegie Mellon Invitational


Track takes part in the CMU invitational. Photo Credit: Jordan Redinger

By Colby Sherwin, Contributor

PITTSBURGH– The Robert Morris track team will be competing in the Carnegie Mellon Invitational, right by Moon Township in Pittsburgh. This comes after four consecutive days at the Horizon League Indoor Championships from February 26 – March 1. The Colonials are looking to continue to keep the momentum going after placing fifth of the 11 teams.

Lauren Chappell finished top ten in the 60 meters hurdle, continuing her strong season. In the weight throw, two Colonials took the top two spots. In second place, Yessie Valencia recorded a throw of 18.12 meters. In first place, Keturah Hunter had a throw of 18.77 meters. The Colonials are looking to improve in their first season in the Horizon League.

This will mark the first meet of the season for the Carnegie Mellon Tartans. The last time they were in a meet, they finished in seventh place in the UAA Indoor Championships. The rest of the season was cut short due to COVID-19.

The Colonials should be able to win this meet, I feel they are more prepared and get the win in this one.