Track & Field Wraps Up Full Weekend Of Dual-Site Competition
April 6, 2008
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University track and field teams, competing at both the Stanford Invitational and Purdue's Mike Poehlein Invitational, concluded its full weekend of competition Saturday with numerous event winners and improved marks.
"We had a solid meet," said MU head coach Bert Rogers as the team was preparing to leave West Lafayette, Ind. "We are at the point of the year right now where we are just finishing up our last heavy load of training and this weekend we came out and competed hard. Our times and distances for the most part weren't exactly what we were looking for, but we still had a lot of people placing high in events and competing hard and that's the name of the game - getting out and competing. The times and distances will really start to come here in the next couple of weeks."
Meanwhile in Stanford, Calif., the Golden Eagles had finished their second day of competition at the Stanford Invitational with their best results coming in day one, including an NCAA-qualifying mark by Jayne Grebinski in the women's 5,000 meters (16:45.96) on Friday. (Click here for complete video of the meet).
At Purdue, Rachel Thiel continued her successful outdoor season Saturday with a season-best and improved BIG EAST qualifying mark of 14.46m (47-05.25) to win the women's shot put.
Katlin Millin won the women's 800 meters with a time of 2:16.57 and Jed Burey placed second in the men's event, competing in his first race of the year, including the indoor season, after sitting out due to injury. Kyle Saginus took second in the men's steeplechase.
Mike Boedeker finished third in the men's discus with a mark of 49.39m (162-00), a season-best and a BIG EAST qualifying mark. Also hitting conference qualifying marks in the hammer throw were Jeff Kluge with a throw of 49.01m (160-09) and Keith Jamerson with a throw of 48.46m (159-00).
Marquette will return to action April 12 at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational hosted by Western Illinois.
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