Golden Eagles Conclude Day One at BIG EAST Indoor
Feb. 16, 2013
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GENEVA, Ohio – Two throwers scored in the men’s hammer throw and sprinters Kyle Winter and Kate Hein advanced to Sunday’s finals of the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships as the Marquette University track and field teams finished the first day of competition at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
“It was a good day one and I am very pleased with how we competed today,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “Plenty of highlights, probably the biggest one was Kate Hein who recorded a school record in the 500 with a nice race. We had a number of qualifiers – Kyle Winter and Anton Rice both will be in the 800 final – good scoring in the field events and both DMRs placed. We are very pleased on our end and looking forward to day two tomorrow.”
The Marquette men ended the day in 10th place with 9.50 points, while the women are 13th with five points.
Winter will defend his 800-meter run title at 10:30 a.m. CT Sunday after winning his preliminary heat in a time of 1:53.02. The Wales, Wis., native will be seeded second in tomorrow’s final after recording the second-fastest time through all three heats Saturday. Freshman Anton Rice, competing in his first BIG EAST Championship event, placed fourth (1:53.23) in the fastest of the preliminary heats – eighth overall – to advance to the finals.
The Marquette men received their first six points of the afternoon in the weight throw, where redshirt sophomore Bret Hardin placed fourth with a personal-best toss of 60 feet, 11 1/4 inches (18.57 meters). Hardin picked up five points with that throw, which registers as the fourth-best mark in program history.
Hardin was joined by sophomore William Koeck who also picked up a point with an eighth-place finish. Koeck’s longest toss, his fourth of the afternoon, reached 58 feet, 3 inches (17.75 meters). Senior David Carbajal also notched a PR in the weight throw with a distance of 52 feet, 7 1/4 inches.
The men also received 2.5 points in the pole vault from John Kaplan as the freshman tied for sixth place with Notre Dame’s David Schipper. Kaplan and Schipper both cleared the bar at 15 feet, 3 inches (4.65 meters) but failed at all three of their attempts at the 4.80-meter bar. The height ties Kaplan for third on MU's all-time list and sets a new program freshman standard.
Junior Carlye Schuh grabbed four points for the Marquette women with a fifth-place finish in the women’s long jump. The Appleton, Wis., native reached a top distance of 18 feet, 9 1/4 inches (5.72 meters) on her second attempt of the afternoon. Schuh, who entered the meet fourth on the conference’s indoor performance list, will also compete tomorrow afternoon in the women’s triple jump.
Junior Kate Hein advanced to the finals in the women’s 500-meter run with a time of 1:13.48, topping the Marquette record by almost half a second. Hein placed fourth in Saturday’s trials after finishing second in her preliminary heat. She will run in the finals Sunday at 11:40 a.m. CT.
Action resumes tomorrow at championships with the multi-events at 8 a.m. CT, while runners and jumpers continue competition at around 10 a.m. CT.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships - Day One Standings