Men Second Through Day Two at Lee Calhoun
April 11, 2014
MACOMB, Ill. – The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up the second day of competition on Friday afternoon at the Lee Calhoun Invitational in Macomb, Ill.
The men are second at the scored meet with 39.50 points, while the women are third (44 points) at Hansen Field, located on the campus of Western Illinois University.
The Golden Eagles claimed a total of four event victories on the day, including both the men’s and women’s 4x800-meter relays. Marquette also captured the men’s 1,600-meter sprint medley relay, while senior Carlye Schuh claimed the women’s long jump crown with a distance of 5.94 meters (19 feet, 6 inches).
Alison Parker, Kayla Spencer, Krista McClure and Grace Magliola all combined to lead the women’s 4x800 to victory in a time of 9:11.96 and the men’s side finished in 7:59.03 with Michael Corr, Brendan Franz, David Sajdak and D.T. McDonald all in action.
Sophomore Tatyana Pashibin placed third in the heptathlon, which began on Thursday morning, with 4,134 points, the 11th-highest total in program history.
Individually on the men’s side, senior Michael Saindon tied his career high with a leap of 2.08 meters (6 feet, 9.75 inches) to place second in the high jump. Max Kilpin also competed in the event and was fifth at a height of 1.93 meters.
Saturday's field and running events will begin simultaneously at 11 a.m. with the pole vault and the 100-meter hurdles. The invitational concludes with the 4x400-meter run at 3:40 p.m.
This weekend's invitational is named in honor of the late Lee Calhoun, a Western Illinois alumnus and member of the 1956 and 1960 U.S. Olympic Track and Field teams. Calhoun, a member of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, won the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics.