Marquette Women Post Four Titles at Lee Calhoun's Day One

Freshman Brett Tobin recorded a new collegiate best in the long jump.

April 12, 2013

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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.

In the men’s 5,000, Marc DiVerde placed third in 15:43.44, followed by Patrick Campbell (15:57.25) in fifth place.

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.

MU also claimed a relay title in the women’s 4x800-meter relay, where Nicole Ethier, Grace Magliola, Laura Schweikert and Katie Tolan notched a mark of 9:48.88.

Glenn Lawrence, Connor Stengel, Kyle Winter and Spencer Agnew posted a time of 3:30.15 on the men’s side to place second in the sprint medley relay.

The Marquette men also finished as runner-up in the 4x800-meter relay as Ben Schmitz, D.T. McDonald, David Sajdak and Brendan Franz crossed the finish line in 7:55.44.

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).

Junior Michael Saindon finished fourth in high jump (6 feet, 6 3/4 inches (2.00 meters)), while freshman Brett Tobin notched a collegiate-best long jump mark of 20 feet, 5 3/4 inches (6.24 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.




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