Marquette Track & Field Concludes Action at Illini Classic
Jan. 19, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed Saturday at the Illini Classic in Champaign, Ill., at the U of I Armory.
“We had some good performances this weekend, although it is just the second week back in action,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “The last couple of years we have done the UWM dual meet so this is a little bit different because we had to travel a bit and it is our first time at Illinois since 2001.”
Continuing his assault on the men’s 600-meter program record, senior Kyle Winter placed second in the event with a time of 1:19.85, while just getting edged out by Illinois’ Ryan Lynn’s time of 1:19.69.
In the men’s mile, Jack Senefeld (4:16), Spencer Agnew (4:17) and Connor Callahan (4:18) placed fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively. Kayla Spencer (5:10) and Kellie Greenwood (5:11) placed sixth and seventh in the women’s mile.
Junior Michael Saindon turned in the No. 4 height in Marquette history in the men’s high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 9 1/2 inches (2.07 meters) to place second of the event. Saindon also took sixth in the men’s long jump.
In the men’s 400-meter dash, sophomore Glenn Lawrence posted a collegiate-best time of 52.17 seconds.
Freshman Vinny Martello moved into 10th place on Marquette’s top-10 list in the men’s pole vault with a height of 14 feet, 1/2 inch (4.28 meters).
Lauren Darnall, who won the pole vault in each of her first two meets to begin the indoor campaign, reached a season-best height of 12 feet, 3 1/4 inches (3.74 meters) to place second.
Junior Katie Kemmerer recorded a personal-best time of 25.91 seconds (No. 10 mark in program history) in the 200-meter dash to win the blue session race. Kemmerer who also competed in the 60 meters for the first time in her career.
After winning the women’s high jump at the Badger Track Classic in a jump-off over teammate Sarah MacCourtney, freshman Tatyana Pashibin placed second in the event at Illinois with a height of 5 feet, 6 inches (1.68 meters). Pashibin also took fourth in the triple jump with a personal-best distance of 36 feet, 6 inches (11.13 meters).
Junior Rebecca Pachuta took second in the women’s 3,000-meter run with a 15 second personal-best time of 10:29.91.
“We are looking forward to heading to Iowa State next weekend and getting on the oversized track next week for the runners and put down some even faster times and continue to build,” Rogers said. “Our theme this year is improving week in and week out and doing our best that we can do each day.”
The Golden Eagles return to action Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa.
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