Track & Field
Track & Field Concludes First Outdoor Meet at USF

Cheldon Brown recorded a PR of almost four inches in the high jump.


Cheldon Brown recorded a PR of almost four inches in the high jump.

March 16, 2012

Bulls Invitational
USF Track & Field Stadium | Tampa, Fla. | Thursday-Friday, March 15-16

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TAMPA, Fla. – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded their first outdoor meet of the season Friday evening at the University of South Florida’s Bulls Invitational at the USF Track & Field Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

“We had a lot of really good performances and personal bests in our first outdoor meet,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “It was a good meet for us and we are looking forward to getting on track again in a couple weeks in Cincinnati. We worked really hard today and we will continue to improve as the season progresses.”

The highlight of the day for the Golden Eagles was junior Cheldon Brown in the high jump where he set a personal best and the third-best mark in Marquette history with a leap of 6 feet, 10 ¾ inches (2.10 meters) to win the event. Brown’s height would have earned him inclusion in the NCAA preliminary rounds last season.

Brown was joined in the high jump by sophomore Michael Saindon who also reached a BIG EAST Conference qualifying mark while finishing fourth.

Senior James Muehleman placed seventh in the triple jump with a distance of 46 feet, 11 ½ inches (14.31 meters), the No. 4 mark in program history. He also recorded a personal best in the long jump, in which he competed with Saindon.

In the men’s 400-meter run, Kyle Winter and Connor Stengel each recorded PRs with Winter notching the sixth-best mark all-time at MU (48.26 seconds).

Jonathan Kusowski led a contingent of six Marquette men in the hammer throw with a fifth-place finish and a distance of 180 feet, 6 inches (55.03 meters).

Two-time Academic All-American Peter Bolgert finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:23.60.

Sophomore Kate Hein placed third in the women’s 400-meter run (56.25 seconds) with the third-best time in program history.

In the women's throws sophomores Kristen Gaffey and Kathryn Koeck led the way in the shot put and hammer throw, respectively. Gaffey tied the fourth-best shot put mark in MU history with a toss of 46-04.75 (14.14 meters), while Koeck notched a PR and the 10th-best mark at MU in the hammer throw (160-07 (48.96 meters)).

The meet featured 24 schools from across the country, including fellow BIG EAST Conference members Rutgers, Louisville and the host Bulls. 

Marquette Women

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark (MU Rank)
100-meter dash
BIG EAST: 12.15
Chanel Franklin
Carlye Schuh
10
15
*12.07 seconds
12.18 (PR) (No. 5 all-time)
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 25.04

Chanel Franklin
Gretchen Homan
Stephanie Grant
Katie Kemmerer

8
17
19
20

25.23 seconds
25.90
26.27
26.37 (PR) 

400-meter run
BIG EAST: 56.94

Kate Hein
Stephanie Grant
Katie Kemmerer
Gretchen Homan

3
9
11
 -

*56.25 (PR) (No. 3 all-time)
58.17
58.69
FS

800-meter run
BIG EAST: 2:14.04

Krista McClure
Sarah Ball
Grace Magliola

13
17
18 

2:18.11
2:19.99
2:20.68 

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 4:38.44

Grace Magliola
Sarah Ball

20
29

4:46.14
4:49.95 

400-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 1:04.14
Jenny Zahn 11 1:04.20
4x400-meter relay
Pool
Katie Kemmerer
Jenny Zahn
Gretchen Homan
Kate Hein

7

 3:56.79

Long Jump
BIG EAST: 5.60 m.
Carlye Schuh 5 *18-09.25 (5.72 meters)
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.68 m.
Sarah MacCourtney 6 *5-06.00 (1.68 meters)
(T-No. 5 all-time)
Pole Vault
BIG EAST:  3.60 m.
Abby Croft 9 11-05.75 (3.50 meters) (PR)
Shot Put
BIG EAST: 12.75 m.
Kristen Gaffey 9 *46-04.75 (14.14 meters) (PR)
(T-No. 4 all-time)
Hammer
BIG EAST: 45.12 m.
Kathryn Koeck
Samantha Kennedy
9
 10
*160-07 (48.96 meters) (No. 10 all-time)
*152-05 (46.46 meters)
Discus
BIG EAST: 40.00 m.
Kathryn Koeck
Kristen Gaffey
8
11
*136-11 (41.73 meters)
131-02 (39.98 meters) 
Javelin
BIG EAST: 36.00 m.
Lauren Benjamin 7 131-04 (40.03 meters)

 Marquette Men

Men's Event Student-Athlete     Place Mark (MU Rank)

100-meter dash
BIG EAST: 11.00

Tyler O'Brien 9 *10.80 seconds

200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.18

Tyler O'Brien 4 *21.68 seconds

400-meter dash
BIG EAST: 49.04

Kyle Winter
Connor Stengel
4
8
*48.26 seconds (PR) (No. 6 all-time)
*48.91 (PR)

800-meter dash
BIG EAST: 1:52.54

Evan Ross 4 1:53.64 (PR)

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 3:55.24 

Ben Schmitz 18 4:04.07

Steeplechase
BIG EAST: 9:25.24

Peter Bolgert 2 *9:23.60
110-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 15.35

Marcell KirkmanBey

6 *15.24 seconds (PR)
4x400-meter relay
Pool
Connor Stengel
Ben Schmitz
Evan Ross
Kyle Winter
7 3:20.74
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.98 m.
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
1
*6-10.75 (2.10 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
*6-06.75 (2.00 meters)
Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 14.00 m.
James Muehleman 7 *46-11.50 (14.31 meters) (No. 4 all-time)

Long Jump
BIG EAST: 6.90 m.

James Muehleman
Michael Saindon
20
22
21-01.50 (6.44 meters) (PR)
20-06.50 (6.26 meters) (PR) 
Pole Vault
BIG EAST: 4.55 m.
Jerrick Backous

20

14-06.00 (4.42 meters)

Shot Put
BIG EAST: 14.75 m.
David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart

11
14

47-09.25 (14.56 meters)
47-00.25 (14.33 meters) 

Hammer
BIG EAST: 49.00 m.
Jonathan Kusowski
Bret Hardin
Robert Bleem
David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart
William Koeck

5
10
15
18
20
-

*180-06 (55.03 meters)
*166-06 (50.74 meters)
155-10 (47.50 meters)
154-00 (46.95 meters)
148-01 (45.14 meters)
FOUL

Discus
BIG EAST: 44.50 m.
Robert Bleem - FOUL

 

 

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