Golden Eagles Conclude Oliver Nikoloff Invitational
March 30, 2013
CINCINNATI – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field squads concluded the final day of competition Saturday afternoon at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio at Gettler Stadium and Coy Field.
“We had a solid weekend with a beautiful day in Cincinnati,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “It was a nice competition and I was pleased with the effort and we had some good early season performances. I think it sets us up nicely heading into next weekend against Milwaukee.”
Sophomore Samantha Kennedy won the women’s javelin with a top toss of 115 feet, 8 inches (35.26 meters) to improve upon her own personal best, the sixth-best mark in program history.
Law student Tyler Leverington placed sixth for the Golden Eagles with a time of 3:55.58 in the men’s 1,500.
In the men’s high jump, junior Michael Saindon placed third with a BIG EAST-qualifying mark of 6 feet, 8 inches (2.03 meters).
Katie Kemmerer placed sixth in the women’s 400-meter run with a time of 57.56 seconds, while freshman Mikayla Preissner finished 13th in 59.83 seconds. Kemmerer’s time is a personal best and the ninth-best mark in program history.
Several Golden Eagles also competed Friday evening in the 10,000-meter run and the hammer throw at Cincinnati, while three distance runners competed in California.
Jack Hackett also ran in California at the Stanford Invitational and placed 35th in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 30:24.84.
The Golden Eagles return to action Friday, April 5 at Valley Fields against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in dual meet action.