Szczech Runs Nation's 10th-Fastest Time in 5,000

Feb. 4, 2011

Live Results

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Senior distance runner Nick Szczech recorded the nation's 10th-fastest time in the 5,000-meter run Friday evening at the Meyo Invitational to win the event in 14:17.52 on the first day of competition.

"Nick came in ready to run and ran a great race tonight," head coach Bert Rogers said. "He ran a smart, tactical race and pulled away at the end. His mark is a top-10 time in the nation this season and about half a minute shy of an NCAA automatic qualifying mark. We had some good marks overall and are looking forward to accomplishing some bigger things tomorrow." 

Szczech's time qualifies him for the 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships and is the third-fastest time in Marquette history. The Cudahy, Wis., native paced a talented field that saw 18 student-athletes finish under the BIG EAST mark, including fellow senior Brice Cleland, who finished 15th in 14:43.62.

Another solid mark was turned in by Sarah Ball in the 1,000-meter run as the freshman notched her second freshman record of the season with a time of 2:55.80. Ball's time is the sixth-fastest in school history and placed her ninth in the event at the meet. She also set a freshman record earlier this season in the 600-meter run.

Freshman Grace Magliola joined Ball in the 1,000 and also recorded a BIG EAST mark of 2:58.82.

In the women's weight throw, senior Jamie Roth and freshman Kristen Gaffey each bettered their personal bests. Roth's mark of 15.76 meters qualified her for the BIG EAST meet.

Reshirt junior Robert Bleem also notched a conference mark in the weight throw. The mark places him 10th on the school's all-time list.

The meet resumes Saturday at 9 a.m. CT and will conclude following the men's 1,600-meter relay at 4:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events listed below in BOLD have finished competition. Others will conclude tomorrow afternoon.

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark/Personal Record (MU Rank)
60-meter dash
BEQ: 7.85 sec. 
Chanel Franklin
20 *7.82 seconds

200-meter dash
BEQ: 25.50 sec. 

Chanel Franklin
25.48 seconds (No. 5 all-time)
400-meter dash
BEQ: 58.24 sec. 

Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein
Jenny Zahn

57.52 seconds (No. 2 all-time)
59.01
59.20 
500-meter run Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Katie Kemmerer
6
12
26
1:16.44 (PR)
1:17.47 (PR)
1:20.31 (PR)
800-meter run
BEQ: 2:17.04 

Sarah Ball
Alyssa Stevens
Grace Magliola

2:15.40
2:19.44
1,000-meter run
BEQ: 2:59.04 
Sarah Ball
Grace Magliola
9
19
*2:55.80 (No. 6 all-time/Freshman Record)
*2:58.82 
Mile
BEQ: 5:08.44 

Courtney Kelly
Kate Horan

 

5:07.51
5:17.14

5,000-meter run
BEQ: 17:37.54 
Anna Weber
Kate Horan

Carly Windt
30
35
38
17:40.12
17:48.01
18:02.82 
4x400-meter relay

Sarah Ball
Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Katie Kemmerer
Jenny Zahn

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High Jump
BEQ: 1.68 meters 

Sarah MacCourtney
12 1.63 meters (PR)
Long Jump
BEQ: 5.50 meters
 

Carlye Schuh

16

*5.66 meters

Triple Jump
BEQ: 11.28 meters 

Alyssa Davis

38 feet 10 1/4 inches (11.84 m.) (No. 3 all-time)
Pole Vault
BEQ: 3.40 meters 
Lauren Darnall
12 feet, 8 3/4 inches (3.88 m.) (No. 1 all-time)
Shot Put
BEQ: 12.75 meters 
Kristen Gaffey
46 feet, 5 1/4 inches (14.15 m.) (No. 7 all-time)
Weight Throw
BEQ: 15.25 meters 
Jamie Roth
Kristen Gaffey

13
31

*15.76 meters (PR) (No. 9 all-time)
14.04 meters (PR)

 

Men's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank)
800-meter run
BEQ: 1:55.24 
Kyle Winter
Billy Schlottke
Ben Schmitz
1:53.34
1:55.74
1:56.02

1,000-meter run
BEQ: 2:30.04 

Ben Schmitz
Mike McCarthy
Mitch Lacy

Mile
BEQ: 4:19.54 

Jack Hackett
Blake Johnson
Evan Ross
Patrick Maag

4:08.97
4:09.47
4.14.38
4:17.66
3,000-meter run
BEQ: 8:24.24 

Spencer Agnew
Peter Bolgert

8:27.09 (No. 7 all-time)
8:53.56
5,000-meter run
BEQ: 14:47.14 

Nick Szczech
Brice Cleland
Jack Senefeld

1
15
23
*14:17.52 (PR) (No. 3 all-time)
*14:43.62 (PR) (No. 7 all-time)
14:57.73 (PR) 
Distance Medley Relay

Spencer Agnew (1,600)
Peter Bolgert (1,200)
Evan Ross (800)
Billy Schlottke (400)

7 10:09.77
High Jump
BEQ: 1.96 meters 
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
6 feet, 7 inches (2.01 meters) (No. 6 all-time)
6 feet, 7 inches (2.01 meters) (No. 6 all-time)
Shot Put
BEQ: 14.63 meters 
Joseph Kohut
David Carbajal
50 feet, 1/4 inches (15.26 meters)
48 feet, 6 inches (14.78 meters)
Weight Throw
BEQ: 14.97 meters 
Robert Bleem
David Carbajal
*(No. 10 all-time)
 

 

 

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