Carlye Schuh Sets Marquette Long Jump Record at Iowa State
Jan. 26, 2013
AMES, Iowa – Junior Carlye Schuh’s indoor program record in the women’s long jump highlighted a successful day for the Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams at the Bill Bergan Invitational on Saturday.
“It has been a long time coming for Carlye,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “She is in great shape and has gotten a lot faster and stronger. We have seen it in practices from her, but she has had some nagging injuries recently. We have been waiting for her to reach the school record and we are very pleased she was able to accomplish it this afternoon.”
Schuh, who previously sat second in Marquette history in the event, reached a distance of 19 feet, 5 1/2 inches (5.93 meters) to win the event. The Appleton, Wis., native sat out last weekend’s meet at Illinois before putting on an impressive showing Saturday afternoon. Schuh’s mark topped Joy Krekelberg’s MU record by a quarter of an inch.
“A school record, a pair of freshman records and numerous new BIG EAST marks showed today that we are getting to where we want to be at this point in the season,” Rogers said. “We had a lot of areas today where individuals had big step ups in their performances.”
The men’s weight throw kicked off action at the Lied Recreation Center at 9:30 a.m. and the Marquette throwers did not disappoint. Sophomore William Koeck and redshirt sophomore Bret Hardin each notched personal bests to finish third and fourth, respectively. Koeck recorded the fourth-best mark in MU history with a toss of 59 feet, 3 1/2 inches (18.07 meters), while Hardin’s top throw reached 59-02.25 (18.04 meters).
Koeck moved up three spots on the MU all-time top-10 list and passed Hardin, who previously sat fourth, in the process. It is the first time MU has had two individuals reach 59 feet in the weight throw in a single meet.
The women’s high jumpers also continued their impressive start to the 2012-13 campaign with a pair of 5-foot-8 (1.73 meters) leaps from Sarah MacCourtney and Tatyana Pashibin. MacCourtney claimed the event title by virtue of a fewer number of missed attempts over Pashibin, who finished second. The duo ties Joy Krekelberg for third all-time in Marquette history at 1.73 meters, while Pashibin’s mark also ties Krekelberg for the MU freshman record.
Senior sprinter Chanel Franklin notched points for the MU women in both the 60- and 200-meter dashes. Franklin finished fourth in the 200 in a time of 25.14 second, a BIG EAST qualifying mark and the No. 4 time in MU history. Her time of 7.83 seconds in the finals of the 60 placed her sixth in the event.
Freshman Molly Hanson led the way for three BIG EAST qualifiers in the women’s 800-meter run with a time of 2:14.18 to finish fourth. Hanson’s time sets the MU freshman record and sits No. 8 in the program annals. Sophomore Katie Tolan and fellow freshman Nicole Ethier finished eighth (2:16.14) and ninth (2:16.19), respectively.
In the men’s 3,000-meter run, senior Patrick Maag paced a trio of BIG EAST qualifiers with a personal-best mark of 8:22.42 to finish 10th. Connor Callahan and Jack Senefeld followed Maag in 11th and 12th place, respectively.
The Golden Eagles return to action Friday, Feb. 1 at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
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