Tyler O'Brien Takes 100- and 200-Meter Titles at Oliver Nikoloff Invitational

April 2, 2011

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CINCINNATI - Tyler O'Brien picked up two of Marquette's six event victories Saturday afteroon at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational as the men's and women's track and field squads wrapped up their first outdoor meet as a complete squad this season.

The men placed third in the scored meet behind meet-host Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio), while the women were fourth.

O'Brien, a redshirt junior, swept both the 100- and 200-meter dashes in 10.58 and 21.28 seconds, respectively. O'Brien's time in the 100 is three-hundredths of a second slower than his personal best, while his 200 time is five-hundredths of a second off his school-record time of 21.23 seconds.

"Tyler obviously ran really well today with coming so close to his personal bests. He was awesome this afternoon," head coach Bert Rogers said.

Freshman Bret Hardin continued his impressive first year with a personal-best toss of 184 feet, 8 inches (56.28 meters) to give him the third-best mark in school history. Hardin won the event to earn the Golden Eagles 10 points, while Jonathan Kusowski, David Carbajal and Robert Bleem also earned points. Kusowski finished second and Carbajal notched a personal record with a distance of 164 feet, 5 inches (50.12 meters) to finish sixth.

Senior Alyssa Davis bettered her top mark in the triple jump to take home a first-place finish in 39 feet, 4 1/2 inches (12 meters).


 

 

"Alyssa had the best series of jumps in her career at Marquette with every attempt clearing at least 39 feet."

In the 800-meter run, sophomore Kyle Winter paced the men's field with a time of 1:54.39 to earn 10 points for the Golden Eagles. Freshman Sarah Ball finished fourth the women's 800 in 2:16.07.

Senior Nick Szczech, who competed in the 5,000-meter run at the West Preliminary Round of the 2010 NCAA Championships, won the event in a BIG EAST-qualifying time of 14:38.84.

"Nick ran a somewhat tactical race and looked very good out there."

Sophomore sprinter Chanel Franklin suffered an injury and was unable to compete in the 200-meter dash. Franklin is in the top five all-time at MU in both the 100 and 200.

The Golden Eagles return to action Friday, April 8 at the Lee Calhoun Invitational in Macomb, Ill.

 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark/Personal Record   *(BIG EAST mark) Points
100-meter dash
Cashay Harris
Chanel Franklin
15
27
12.85 seconds
14.06 seconds 
-
-

200-meter dash 

Carlye Schuh 8 25.46 seconds 1
400-meter dash

Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Katie Kemmerer

5
11
16

58.06 seconds
59.41 seconds
1:01.37 seconds 

4
-
-
800-meter run Sarah Ball
Grace Magliola
4
24
2:16.07 (PR) 
2:23.92 (PR)
5
-
1,500-meter run Kristin Pelzel
Grace Magliola
11
14
4:43.93
4:52.61 (PR)
-
-
5,000-meter run Anna Weber
Carly Windt
Bekki Misanin
Hannah Frett

6
7
8
16 

17:42.51 (PR)
17:54.56 (PR)
18:05.80 (PR)
18:49.30 (PR)
3
2
1
-
3,000-meter steeplechase Kate Horan
Courtney Kelly
Melissa Budelier
3
6
16
11:11.72
11:25.86
12:10.67
6
3
-
400-meter hurdles Jenny Zahn
Alyssa Stevens
3
9

1:04.35
1:06.15

6
-
4x100-meter relay

Chanel Franklin
Cashay Harris
Katie Kemmerer
Carlye Schuh

-

DQ

-
4x400-meter relay

Gretchen Homan
Sarah Ball
Kate Hein
Jenny Zahn

4 4:00.16 6
Long Jump

Carlye Schuh

3

18 feet, 1/4 inches (5.49 meters)

6
Triple Jump 

Alyssa Davis

1 *39 feet, 4 1/2 inches (12.00 meters) (No. 3 all-time) 10
High Jump Sarah MacCourtney 2 5 feet, 4 1/4 inches (1.63 meters) 2
Javelin
Lauren Benjamin
Catherine Benage
2
4
*120 feet, 1 inch (36.61 meters)
115 feet, 1 inch (35.08 meters) 
8
5
Shot Put  Kristen Gaffey
Kirsten Walker
Kathryn Koeck
5
18
20
*44 feet, 4 3/4 inches (13.53 meters)
36 feet, 9 3/4 inches (11.22 meters) (PR)
36 feet, 4 3/4 inches (11.09 meters) 
4
-
-
Hammer Throw  Jamie Roth
Kathryn Koeck
Kirsten Walker
Kristen Gaffey
5
11
19
-

*163 feet, 9 inches (49.91 meters)
140 feet, 1 inch (42.71 meters) (PR)
128 feet, 2 inches (39.06 meters) (PR)
FOUL 

4
-
-
-
Discus Jamie Roth
Kathryn Koeck
Kristen Gaffey
6
8
10
*134 feet, 4 inches (40.96 meters)
130 feet, 1 inch (39.64 meters)
123 feet, 1 inch (37.52 meters)
3
1
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Men's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark/Personal Record Points
100-meter dash

Tyler O'Brien

1 *10:58 seconds 10
200-meter dash Tyler O'Brien
Aryan Avant
1
17
*21.28 seconds
23.12 seconds
10
-
400-meter dash Connor Stengel
Ben Schmitz
6
16
50.31 seconds (PR)
52.39 seconds (PR) 
3
-
800-meter run Kyle Winter
Mike McCarthy
Patrick Maag
Spencer Agnew
Blake Johnson
Garrett McKnight
Chris Spudic
1
9
10
11
12
25
26
1:54.39
1:58.47
1:59.03 (PR)
1:59.04 (PR)
1:59.08 (PR)
2:03.17
2:03.24 (PR)
10
-
-
-
-
-
-
1,500-meter run Spencer Agnew
Nick Szczech
Patrick Maag
Garrett McKnight
4
5
6
22
3:58.83 (PR)
3:59.17
3:59.57 (PR)
4:08.48 (PR)
5
4
3
-
5,000-meter run Nick Szczech
Brice Cleland
Connor Callahan
Bob Guthrie
1
5
9
27
*14:38.84
14:50.85
14:56.08
15:15.00
10
4
-
-
10,000-meter run Patrick Keeley
Zack Grese
A.J.Gedwill
4
6
11
31:27.64 (PR)
31:41.31 (PR)
32:48.24 (PR) 
5
3
-
3,000-meter steeplechase Blake Johnson
Mitch Lacy
Chris Spudic
2
7
11
*9:14.11
9:49.15 (PR)
10:06.22 (PR)
8
2
-
110-meter hurdles

Marcell KirkmanBey

19 16.64 seconds
-
4x400-meter relay Tyler O'Brien
Aryan Avant
Connor Stengel
Kyle Winter
10 3:29.11 -
High Jump
Michael Saindon
Cheldon Brown
T-4
T-4
6 feet, 4 inches (1.93 meters)
6 feet, 4 inches (1.93 meters)
3
2
Triple Jump
James Muehleman 2 44 feet, 1 1/4 inches (13.44 meters) 8
Long Jump James Muehleman
Marcell KirkmanBey
15
16
19 feet, 3 1/2 inches (5.88 meters)
18 feet, 3 inches (5.56 meters)
-
-
Pole Vault Jerrick Backous
Nick Benn
8
11
*14 feet, 5 1/2 inches (4.40 meters) (PR) (No. 5 all-time)
12 feet, 11 1/2 inches (3.95 meters)
1
-
Shot Put
Joseph Kohut
David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart
9
11
14
47 feet, 8 inches (14.53 meters)
45 feet, 3 3/4 inches (14.53 meters)
44 feet, 9 3/4 inches (13.66 meters) (PR)

-
-
-

Hammer Throw Bret Hardin
Jonathan Kusowski
David Carbajal
Robert Bleem
Patrick Stuart
William Robbert
1
2
6
7
9
15
*184 feet, 8 inches (56.28 meters) (No. 3 all-time) (FR)
*180 feet, 8 inches (55.06 meters)
*164 feet, 5 inches (50.12 meters) (PR)
*162 feet, 7 inches (49.55 meters)
150 feet (45.73 meters) (PR)
135 feet, 2 inches (41.19 meters) (PR)
10
8
3
2
-
-
-
Discus

Robert Bleem
David Carbajal

8
12
*155 feet, 6 inches (47.39 meters)
142 feet, 10 inches (43.54 meters) (PR)
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-

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