Marquette Women Post Four Titles at Lee Calhoun's Day One
April 12, 2013
MACOMB, Ill. – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field squads concluded their first day of competition Friday evening at the Lee Calhoun Invitational in Macomb, Ill., led by four women’s distance runners notching personal bests in the 5,000-meter run.
Freshman Sarah Poirier paced five Marquette women in the 5k with a personal-best time of 17:38.78, followed by Rebecca Pachuta (17:41.10) and Kayla Spencer (17:47.76) in second and third place, respectively. Haley Loprieno (18:00.74) also recorded a PR in the event.
The women’s 1,600-meter sprint medley relay of Gretchen Homan, Chanel Franklin, Kate Hein and Molly Hanson won their event and posted the eighth-fastest mark in program history with a time of 4:13.75.
In the throwing events to start the afternoon, redshirt senior David Carbajal notched a personal-record toss of 144 feet, 6 inches (44.05 meters) in the discus to place 10th.
On the women’s side Samantha Kennedy placed third in the discus with a mark of 106 feet (32.32 meters).
In the women’s jumps, freshman Tatyana Pashibin won the high jump with a top leap of 1.60 meters.
Events resume in the Lee Calhoun Invitational at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning at Hanson Field.