Track & Field
Winter Claims Marquette's First BIG EAST Indoor Title

Kyle Winter won Marquette's first BIG EAST Indoor Championship in the men's 800.


Kyle Winter won Marquette's first BIG EAST Indoor Championship in the men's 800.

Feb. 19, 2012

2012 BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships
New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory | New York, N.Y. | Feb. 18-19 

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NEW YORK  - Junior sprinter Kyle Winter claimed the first BIG EAST Conference indoor title for Marquette with a time of 1:52.99 in the 800-meter run finals Sunday morning at the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships at The Armory in New York.

"I am very proud of the way we competed today, especially with Kyle Winter's victory in the 800," said Marquette head coach Bert Rogers. "We knew Kyle would be a contender going into the race and our goal was for him to get on the podium. The race was a little physical early on and he stayed back in the pack until the last 300 meters when he made his move. He caught the runner-up right at the line and the race was set up perfectly for him."

Winter's 10 points helped the Marquette men to a ninth-place finish with 33 total points, their highest point total and finish since entering the conference in 2006.

"Going into the weekend one of our goals was to place the highest and earn the most points on the men's side that we ever have," Rogers said. "It was great to accomplish that and I am very proud of the way the women competed as well."

Winter notched the first BIG EAST title for Marquette since the outdoor championships in 2008 and the first individual championship since Matt Piekarski captured the decathlon title in 2006.

The native of Wales, Wis., had the seventh-fastest 800 time (1:54.44) in Saturday's preliminary heats and tops his eighth-place finish (1:52.43) in the event from 2011. He is currently third on the program's all-time list with a personal best of 1:50.62.

The Marquette men also got points on Sunday from runners Jack Hackett in the mile and Tyler O'Brien in the 200-meter dash.

Hackett's fifth-place finish tied his placement from 2011 in the mile in a time of 4:11.30. He paced two other Golden Eagles in the men's mile with a time of 4:12.73, the eighth-best mark on Saturday.

O'Brien placed seventh in the 200 finals with a time of 21.85 seconds after finishing third in the first heat. He tied his school record of 21.75 seconds in the 200 prelims with the eighth-fastest time on Saturday afternoon. It was the first time O'Brien had notched a sub-22 second time on a banked 200-meter track.

The men also earned points in the high jump from Cheldon Brown (seventh place, two points) and senior James Muehleman in the triple jump (eighth place, one point) as well as the men's 4x800-meter relay (seventh place, two points).

Sophomore Kristen Gaffey grabbed the lone point for the Marquette women on Sunday with a distance of 44 feet, 11 1/4 inches (13.70 meters) in the shot put for an eighth-place finish.

Jonathan Kusowski's program record in the men's weight throw highlighted the first day of competition. Kusowski's throw of 63 feet, 1/4 inch (19.21 meters) placed him second overall in the event and earned eight points for the Marquette men.

Another great mark was turned in on day one by sophomore Carlye Schuh who placed fifth in the long jump with a personal-best distance of 19 feet, 1 1/2 inches (5.83 meters). The Appleton, Wis., native was in eighth place in the event heading into her final jump before topping her previous PR by almost five inches. Schuh's finish earned the MU women four points.

The pole vault proved to be a valuable event on both the men's and women's sides for Marquette with a pair of seventh-place finishes. Jerrick Backous moved up to third on Marquette's top-10 list with a top height of 15 feet, 3 inches (4.65 meters), while Abby Croft's vault of 11 feet, 9 3/4 inches (3.60 meters) is the third-best MU mark ever.

Senior Stephanie Grant and sophomore Kate Hein each moved up Marquette's all-time top-10 list in the 400-meter dash with times of 56.60 and 57.78 seconds, respectively. 

The meet is the seventh for the Golden Eagles since joining the BIG EAST prior to the 2005-06 academic year.

The Golden Eagles return to action Friday, March 2 at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational. 

Men's Team Scores
1. Notre Dame 131
2. UConn 103
3. Pitt 84.50
4. Villanova 83
5. South Florida 57
6. Rutgers 70
7. Syracuse 57
8. Georgetown 42.50
9. Marquette 33
9. Providence 33
11. Louisville 28.50
12. DePaul 26
13. Cincinnati 13 

Women's Team Scores
1. Georgetown 102
2. Cincinnati 90
3. Villanova 89.50
4. Notre Dame 79
5. Louisville 72
6. UConn 66.50
7. South Florida 64.50
8. Pitt 57
9. Syracuse 36
10. St. John's
11. West Virginia
12. Providence
13. Rutgers 18
14. DePaul 9
15. Marquette 6 

Marquette Women
*BIG EAST Indoor Appearances 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank) Points
200-meter dash

Chanel Franklin *

22
(prelim)

25.28 seconds (No. 5 all-time)

-

400-meter run

Stephanie Grant **
Gretchen Homan

14
23
(prelim) 

56.60 seconds (No. 2 all-time)
57.78 (No. 3 all-time)

-
-

500-meter run

Kate Hein *

12
(prelim)

1:16.23

-

1,000-meter run

Sarah Ball
Alyssa Stevens

12
17
(prelim) 

2:56.35
3:00.29

-

Mile run

Olivia Johnson *
Courtney Kelly
Kenzie Vicker

19
21
26
(prelim) 

5:06.37
5:07.00
5:10.04 

-
-

4x400-meter relay Katie Kemmerer
Gretchen Homan
Kate Hein
Stephanie Grant
12 3:48.97 -
4x800-meter relay Krista McClure
Grace Magliola
Kenzie Vicker
Sarah Ball
10

9:10.61

-
Distance medley relay Grace Magliola (1,200)
Krista McClure (800)
Carly Windt (1,600)
Jenny Zahn (400) 
13 12:14.98 -
Long Jump  Carlye Schuh * 5 19 feet, 1 1/2 inches (5.83 meters) (No. 2 all-time) 4
Triple Jump Carlye Schuh 19 36 feet, 4 3/4 inches (11.09 meters) -
Pole Vault Abby Croft * T-7 11 feet, 9 3/4 inches (3.60 meters) (No. 3 all-time) 1
Shot Put Kristen Gaffey * 8 44 feet, 11 1/4 inches (13.70 meters) 1
Weight Throw Kathryn Koeck 16 51 feet, 9 inches (15.77 meters)
(No.  all-time)
-

Marquette Men
*BIG EAST Indoor Appearances 

Men's Event Student-Athlete     Place Personal Record (MU Rank) Points

60-meter dash

Tyler O'Brien 17
(prelim)
7.10 seconds  -

200-meter dash

Tyler O'Brien ***

7

8
(prelim) 

21.85 seconds

21.75 seconds (No. 1 all-time)
 

2



400-meter dash

Connor Stengel 13
(prelim) 
49.75 seconds -

800-meter dash

Kyle Winter *

1
 

7
(prelim) 

1:52.99
Marquette's first BIG EAST Indoor title

1:54.44

10




1,000-meter dash

David Sajdak 16 2:34.06 -
Mile run

Jack Hackett **



Patrick Maag **
Zack Grese

5

9
(prelim)
16
19
4:11.30

4:12.73

4:19.35
4:22.44
4
|


-
3,000-meter run Blake Johnson *
Connor Callahan
Bob Guthrie
15
19
24 
8:19.88
8:26.44
8:46.57
-
-
-
5,000-meter run Blake Johnson
Connor Callahan
Bob Guthrie
14
15
21
14:39.76
14:46.68 (PR)
14:57.97
-
-
60-meter hurdles

Marcell KirkmanBey

14 8.52 seconds (No. 5 all-time) -
4x400-meter relay

Connor Stengel
Tyler O'Brien
Glenn Lawrence
Kyle Winter

- DQ -
4x800-meter relay

Evan Ross
Ben Schmitz
David Sajdak
Jack Hackett

7 7:45.23 2
Distance medley relay

Evan Ross (1,200)
Glenn Lawrence (400)
Ben Schmitz (800)
Jack Senefeld (1,600)

7 10:03.43 2
High Jump Cheldon Brown **
Michael Saindon *
7
12
6 feet, 8 1/4 inches (2.04 meters)
6 feet, 4 1/4 inches (1.94 meters)
2
-
Triple Jump James Muehleman ** 8 47 feet, 5 3/4 inches (14.47 meters) 1
Pole Vault Jerrick Backous 7 15 feet, 3 inches (4.65 meters) (PR)
(No. 3 all-time)
2
Shot Put Patrick Stuart
David Carbajal *
14
-
48 feet, 11 3/4 inches (14.93 m.)
-
-
-
Weight Throw Jonathan Kusowski **


Bret Hardin
Robert Bleem *
William Koeck

2



14
15

63 feet, 1/4 inch (19.21 meters) (PR)
(No. 1 all-time)
51 feet 10 inches (15.80 meters)
55 feet, 11 3/4 inches (17.06 meters)
FOUL 

8
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-
-

Marquette's BIG EAST Indoor Finishes
Women-
2012: 15th (6 points)
2011: 14th (5.5 points)
2010: 15th (9.5 points)
2009: 15th (9 points)
2008: 12th (28 points)
2007: 11th (34 points)
2006: 12th (34 points)

Men-
2012: Ninth (33 points)
2011: 12th (15.5 points)
2010: 12th (4.5 points)
2009: 13th (11 points)
2008: 11th (13 points)
2007: 11th (28 points)
2006: 11th (28 points)


 

 

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