Marquette Finishes Competition at Wisconsin
Jan. 25, 2014
MADISON, Wis. - The Marquette University men's and women's track teams competed at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin's Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center in Madison, Wis.
"I thought today was another step in the right direction," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. "We keep building week in and week out as we progress towards the BIG EAST Championships. We had some good performances today, led by Alison Parker's freshman record in the 1,000 meters."
Freshman Alison Parker etched a new freshman record and the No. 6 time in program history to win the women's 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:54.45. David Sajdak captured the men's 1,000 title in a personal-best 2:32.19, while teammates Brendan Franz and Michael Corr placed third and fifth, respectively.
Freshman Omo Tseumah was runner-up in the women's high jump with a personal-best height of 5 feet, 7 3/4 inches (1.72 meters), while classmate Bridget Bodee was fifth in the event with a PR of 5 feet, 5 1/4 inches. Tseumah's mark is sixth in MU history, while Bodee's is ninth.
"Omo had another great meet today and tied with the event's winner at 1.72 meters," Rogers said. "She had some really good attempts at the school record and she will be able to get there with some little fixes. It was exciting to watch her even though she didn't get the school record."
Sophomore Samantha Kennedy placed fifth in the women's weight throw with a distance of 52 feet, 5 1/4 inches (15.98 meters), which also registers as the No. 10 mark in program history.
Senior Katie Kemmerer moved into seventh in Marquette history by winning the women's 200-meter dash with a time of 25.72 seconds.
Reigning BIG EAST Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week Bret Hardin placed third in the weight throw and teammate William Koeck was fifth. Hardin's top toss on the afternoon was 60 feet, 11 1/2 inches (18.58 meters).
Senior Carlye Schuh took second in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 1/2 inch (5.80 meters) and notched a personal-best time of 7.77 seconds to place fifth in the 60-meter dash. Her 60 time is the sixth-best mark ever at MU.
MU returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Jack Jennett Invitational in Cedar Falls, Iowa.