Track and Field Concludes Action at Oliver Nikoloff Invite
March 29, 2014
CINCINNATI – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up action at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational in Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon with a total of six event victories. The Marquette women placed second with 141 points at the scored meet, while the men were eighth with 44 points.
Freshman Anna Strong (58.32 seconds) took first in the women’s 400-meter dash and was followed in third place by senior Katie Kemmerer (58.97 seconds). Kate Hein (seventh place) and Gretchen Homan (eighth place) rounded out Marquette’s entries in the event.
Redshirt senior Spencer Agnew won the men’s 5,000-meter run, while Kayla Spencer took second on the women’s side. Agnew posted a time of 14:43.10 and Spencer’s time of 17:19.60 topped that of Kellie Greenwood and Maggie O’Loughlin, both of whom competed in the event for the Golden Eagles.
Sophomore Brett Tobin won the men’s triple jump with a distance of 12.70 meters (41 feet, 8 inches).
Reigning BIG EAST Conference indoor women’s high jump champion Omo Tseumah took second with a top leap of 1.68 meters (5 feet, 6 inches) and Tatyana Pashibin and Bridget Bodee placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Freshman John Krzyszkowski kicked off the day with a second-place finish in the men’s javelin at a top distance of 51.10 meters (167 feet, 8 inches).
Junior Samantha Kennedy won the women’s hammer throw on Friday afternoon with a distance of 54.01 meters (177 feet, 2 inches), while senior Kristen Gaffey was fourth with a heave of 48.89 meters (160-05).
Kennedy won the javelin at the same meet last year and picked up her first victory of this outdoor campaign in the hammer by tying her personal best at the USF Invitational on Thursday, March 13.
Meyle captured the women’s 10,000-meter run crown in a time of 36:46.22 and was followed by senior Rebecca Pachuta in second place (36:51.26), both of whom notched new personal-best times.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Friday, April 4 at Valley Fields.