Marquette Closes Action at the Meyo Invitational

Gretchen Homan notched the No. 2 mark all-time at MU in the 400-meter run.

Feb. 2, 2013

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded the second and final day of competition Saturday afternoon at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., at the Loftus Sports Center.

“We had some more good performances today in the final day at the Meyo Invitational,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “Gretchen Homan, Kyle Winter and Cheldon Brown turned in some of the better marks of the day as each moved into the top three at Marquette in their respective events. I was pleased with the weekend and what we got out of it, setting us up for a tune-up next week as we roll into the BIG EAST Indoor Championships.”

Winter, the defending BIG EAST Conference indoor champion in the 800-meter run, placed fifth in the event with a personal-best mark of 1:50.36, the No. 3 mark in Marquette history.

Freshman Anton Rice and sophomore Brendan Franz also notched BIG EAST marks in the 800 with PRs of 1:54.02 and 1:54.93, respectively.

After running a top-seven mark all-time at MU in the 1,000-meter run on Friday evening, freshman Molly Hanson won her Saturday heat in the 800 with a time of 2:15.28.

In the men’s high jump, senior Cheldon Brown moved into a tie with teammate Michael Saindon for third on MU’s all-time list with a personal-best jump of 6 feet, 9 1/2 inches (2.07 meters) to finish third in the event. Saindon placed sixth at Meyo with a height of 6 feet, 7 1/2 inches (2.02 meters).

Homan recorded a personal-best time of 56.55 seconds in the 400-meter run, a BIG EAST Conference qualifying mark and the No. 2 time in program history.

Marquette's throwers also competed at the UW-Parkside Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles received event victories from Kristen Gaffey and Kathryn Koeck in the women's shot put and weight throw, respectively, while Bret Hardin claimed the title in the men's weight throw. Senior David Carbajal placed third in the men's shot put behind a pair of unattached athletes. 

The Golden Eagles return to action Friday, Feb. 8 at the Grand Valley State Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.




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