Golden Eagles Conclude 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Championships

Feb. 20, 2011

Complete Results (PDF) | Women's Results | Men's Results

AKRON, Ohio - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams concluded the final day of competition Sunday afternoon at the 2011 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Stile Athletics Field House.

"Sunday was another step in the process," head coach Bert Rogers said. "We accomplished a lot and we wanted to compete as well as we could. We will continue to build on our performances this weekend as we head to the outdoor season."

Junior Jack Hackett finished fifth in the mile run to earn four points for the Golden Eagle men, while sophomore Spencer Agnew placed 12th after notching a personal best Saturday afternoon in his preliminary heat. Hackett's time of 4:10.56 is a seasonal best for the Port Washington, Wis., native.

In the women's pole vault, junior Lauren Darnall entered the weekend sixth on the BIG EAST performance list and held true to that mark with a height of 12 feet, 7 1/2 inches (3.85 meters) to place sixth. Darnall earned 2.5 points with that finish, while fellow pole vaulter Abby Croft set an MU freshman record by reaching a height of 11 feet, 7 3/4 inches (3.55 meters), besting Carrie Schmid's previous mark of 11 feet, 3 3/4 inches. Croft finished 11th after being 20th on the indoor conference performance list.


 

 

Senior Alyssa Davis bettered her indoor career best in the triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 3 inches (11.96 meters) to place seventh and earn two points. Davis' mark leaves her third in school history in the indoor triple jump.

Nick Szczech earned two points in the 3,000-meter run after finishing seventh in 8:22.88. Junior Blake Johnson and fifth-year senior Brice Cleland also ran in the event and placed 17th and 21st, respectively.

The women's 1,600-meter relay notched the eighth-best time (3:53.91) in school history and the fastest MU time since 2002.

The men's 3,200-meter relay placed 10th in 7:50.04 after Billy Schlottke had the baton knocked out of his hand during his leg of the relay.

"We had some bad luck in the four-by-eight (relay) just like last year outdoors," Rogers said. "Billy Schlottke had the baton knocked out of his hand during his leg and once we got things going again, Kyle (Winter) was out of position on the anchor leg."

Also earning points for the men were high jumpers Cheldon Brown and Michael Saindon, who tied for seventh with a height of 6 feet, 5 inches (1.96 meters). Both earned three-quarters of a point for MU.

Sophomore long sprinter Kyle Winter placed eighth in the 800-meter run in 1:52.43 after winning his preliminary heat Saturday afternoon. Winter earned one point for the Golden Eagles. 

The men's distance medley relay turned in the second-best time in school history with a fifth-place finish in 9:53.67 to earn four points.

Robert Bleem recorded a personal-best distance in the weight throw Saturday afternoon with a top throw of 55 feet, 11 3/4 inches, the ninth-best mark in MU history. Bleem placed sixth in the event to earn MU three points.

Marquette finished the Championships 12th on the men's side with 15.5 points, while the women were 14th with 5.5 points. The overall men's winner was Connecticut, while Louisville took the women's title by 1.5 points over Connecticut. 

The Golden Eagles return to action in their final indoor meet of the season Friday, March 4 at the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.

Men
1) Connecticut 136.75
2) Notre Dame 132
3) Villanova 92
4) Louisville 87
5) South Florida 63.75
6) Georgetown 55
7) Pittsburgh 47
8) Rutgers 45
9) Syracuse 44
10) Providence 32
11) DePaul 29
12) Marquette 15.5

Women
1) Louisville 110
2) Connecticut 108.5
3) Villanova 86
4) Georgetown 80
5) West Virginia 66
6) Cincinnati 58
6) South Florida 58
8) Notre Dame 56
9) Pittsburgh 48
10) St. John's 38
11) Syracuse 36
12) Providence 19
13) DePaul 11
14) Marquette 5.5
15) Rutgers 0

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark Points
60-meter dash
Chanel Franklin
21-Prelim 7.81 seconds -

200-meter dash 

Chanel Franklin
18-Prelim 25.34 seconds
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400-meter dash

Stephanie Grant

21-Prelim

58.42 seconds

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500-meter run Kate Hein
16-Prelim  1:17.03
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1,000-meter run Carly Condon
9
9-Finals 

3:01.79 (Advances to finals)
3:09.44 

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Mile
Courtney Kelly


Carly Windt
12-Prelim
12-Finals

19-Prelim

5:04.31 (PR) (Advances to finals)
5:12.16

5:16.58

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4x400-meter relay

Gretchen Homan
Jenny Zahn
Kate Hein
Stephanie Grant 

12 3:53.91 (No. 8 all-time) -
4x800-meter relay Sarah Ball
Courtney Kelly
Carly Windt
Grace Magliola
10 9:22.26 -
Distance Medley Relay Sarah Ball (1,200)
Jenny Zahn (400)
Grace Magliola (800)
Anna Weber (1,600) 
9 12:03.32 -
Long Jump

Carlye Schuh

12

17 feet, 6 1/2 inches (5.34 meters)

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Triple Jump 

Alyssa Davis

7 39 feet 3 inches (11.96 m.) (No. 3 all-time)  2
Pole Vault
Lauren Darnall
Abby Croft

6
11
 
12 feet, 7 1/2 inches (3.85 m.)
11 feet, 7 3/4 inches (3.55 m.)
(No. 4 all-time/MU Freshman Record)
2.5
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Shot Put  Kristen Gaffey
9 45 feet, 10 inches (13.97 m.)
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Weight Throw  Jamie Roth 8

54 feet, 1 3/4 inches (16.50 m.) (No. 5 all-time (PR)

1

 

Men's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark Points
800-meter run

Kyle Winter

8-Finals
12-Prelim 
1:52.43
1:53.18 (Won Heat/Advances to finals)
1
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Mile

Jack Hackett


Spencer Agnew



Connor Callahan
Patrick Maag

5-Finals
8-Prelim

12-Prelim
12-Finals 

15-Prelim
16-Prelim

4:10.56
4:13.94 (Advances to finals)


4:14.68 (PR) (Advances to finals)
4:21.32


4:18.33

4:19.89

4

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3,000-meter run

Nick Szczech
Blake Johnson
Brice Cleland

7
17
21
8:22.88
8:30.68
8:35.66 (PR)
2
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5,000-meter run Nick Szczech
Brice Cleland
10
18
14:35.33
10:02.48 
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4x800-meter relay Peter Bolgert
Billy Schlottke
Evan Ross
Kyle Winter 
10 7:50.04 -
Distance Medley Relay Peter Bolgert (1,200)
Ben Schmitz (400)
Evan Ross (800)
Blake Johnson (1,600) 
5 9:53.67 4
High Jump

Michael Saindon
Cheldon Brown

7
7
6 feet, 5 inches (1.96 meters)
6 feet, 5 inches (1.96 meters)
0.75
0.75
Triple Jump
James Muehleman 14 43 feet, 10 inches (13.36 meters) -
Shot Put
Joseph Kohut
15 47 feet, 5 inches (14.45 meters) -
Weight Throw Robert Bleem
David Carbajal
6
15
55 feet, 11 3/4 inches (17.06 meters) (No. 9 all-time) (PR)
51 feet, 5 3/4 inches (15.69 meters)
3
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