Golden Eagles Finish Day One at BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Feb. 19, 2011
AKRON, Ohio - The men's distance medley relay recorded the second-fastest time in school history and sophomore Kyle Winter won his heat of the 800-meter run as the Marquette University men's and women's track and field squads concluded competition in day one of the 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Championships.
"Overall I was pretty pleased with day one and I look forward to some good stuff tomorrow as well," head coach Bert Rogers said. "The men's distance medley relay ran the number two time in school history, including a 4:06-split for Blake Johnson through a mile. The women didn't have a great day but Jamie Roth had a nice PR in the weight throw."
The men's DMR received solid lead-off legs from Ben Schmitz in the 400 and Evan Ross in the 800 before Peter Bolgert and Blake Johnson finished in the 1,200 and 1,600 meters, respectively. The men placed fifth to earn four points for the Golden Eagles.
Winter won his heat in the 800 meters in 1:53.18, the 12th fastest time in the event on the day. The sophomore will run in the finals tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. CT.
In the men's mile, Jack Hackett and Spencer Agnew both advanced to the finals, which will take place tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. Hackett placed eighth in 4:13.94, while Agnew's time of 4:14.68 was a personal best.
Robert Bleem also recorded a personal-best distance in the weight throw to place sixth and earn MU three points. Bleem's toss of 55 feet, 11 3/4 inches is the ninth-best mark in school history.
MU's lone point on the women's side came from senior Jamie Roth in the weight throw. The Capistrano Beach, Calif., native recorded a personal best of 54 feet, 1 3/4 inches (16.50 meters) to place eighth.
The men ended the first day tied for ninth with seven points, while the women are tied for 13th with one point.
Competition will resume Sunday at 8:30 a.m. CT with the 60-meter hurdles of the men's heptathlon and conclude around 2 p.m. CT with the awards ceremony.
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