Day One Concludes at Lee Calhoun Invitational
April 9, 2010
MACOMB, Ill. - Led by victories in the men's and women's sprint medley relays and new BIG EAST-qualifying marks from Laurie Dalrymple and Eric Matuszewski, the Marquette track and field squads wrapped up day one at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational Friday.
"We were a lot more consistent across the board than we were last weekend," head coach Bert Rogers said.
In the sprint medley relay, the Marquette women won their race while recording the third-fastest time (4:08.24) in school history in the process. Freshman Chanel Franklin ran the first 200-meter leg, followed by sophomores Jenny Zahn (200) and Stephanie Grant (400), and junior Alyssa Stevens (800).
The men also picked up the victory in the sprint medley relay with a time of 3:33.16. Seniors Antonio Jones (200), Michael O'Brien (200) and Randey Fisher (400) ran the first three legs while sophomore Garrett McKnight ran the 800-meter leg.
Junior Laurie Dalrymple recorded a BIG EAST qualifying mark with a time of 36:53.92 in the 10,000-meter run. Maureen Keane placed fourth (38:34.91), while Carly Windt (39:10.17) and Christina Sliepka (39:18.66) were fifth and sixth, respectively.
Junior Jamie Roth picked up a victory in the hammer throw with a distance of 49.29 meters (161 feet, 8 inches), while seniors Kelley Corcoran (47.94 meters) and Rachel Thiel (45.80 meters) finished third and sixth, respectively.
Senior Jeff Kluge placed second in the hammer throw with a toss of 60.66 meters (199 feet). Eric Matuszewski recorded a BIG EAST mark of 49.05 meters (160 feet, 11 inches) to place seventh and Robert Bleem finished 12th.
Action will resume Saturday at 9 a.m. with the men's javelin in the field events, while the running events will begin at 11 a.m. with senior Jayne Grebinski in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Saturday afternoon, the meet will conclude a little after 4 p.m. following the men's 1,600-meter relay.
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