Track and Field Finishes Action at Indiana Relays
Jan. 30, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field squads concluded the final day of competition at the Indiana Relays Saturday afternoon.
"Over the weekend we were able to get a lot done," head coach Bert Rogers said. "We got the people qualified for the BIG EAST that we had planned to and had a successful meet. It really sets us up for next weekend at the Meyo Invitational."
The biggest mark of the day was turned in by sophomore Stephanie Grant, who ran a time of 58.14 seconds in the 400-meter dash. Grant's time registered as a personal best for her and qualified her for the 2010 BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the event. The time is also tied for third all-time in Marquette history.
"Stephanie ran about a 57-second split yesterday in the distance medley relay and she had a good weekend with today's time as well," Rogers said.
Freshman Kyle Winter turned in another good performance, this time in the 800 meters by running a BIG EAST-qualifying time of 1:54.64. Winter finished sixth in the invitational race.
"Kyle had a nice 800 in his collegiate debut in that race. It wasn't the greatest race, but he learned from it and he will run next week at the Meyo Invitational," Rogers said.
Another freshman, Connor Callahan, finished fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:19.78.
In the women's 800-meter run, junior Olivia Johnson recorded the best finish of the day with a second-place finish in a time of 2:17.89. Alyssa Stevens and freshman Jessa Hackman finished 11th and 22nd, respectively.
Both the men's and women's 3,200-meter (4x800) relay squads also had successful days. The men's team of Blake Johnson, Evan Ross, Jack Hackett and Peter Bolgert finished second in 7:41.89, a time which ranks seventh all-time in MU history.
The Golden Eagles will return to action on Friday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.