Marquette Leads Day One at Lee Calhoun Invitational
April 13, 2012
LEE CALHOUN MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL
MACOMB, Ill. - The Marquette men's and women's track and field teams lead all squads through the first day of competition at the Lee Calhoun Invitational in Macomb, Ill. The women lead the host Leathernecks of Western Illinois by 24.5 points (83-58.50), while the men lead by 14 points (68-54).
"It was a pretty good day as we won every running event that we entered, which is pretty exciting as we won both 10k's and all four relays," head coach Bert Rogers said. "The winds were definitely a factor as we made an attempt at school records in the relay events. There was a steady 20- to 30-mile-per-hour wind for the early part of the meet. It died down a little for the 10k but it definitely affected the times. I thought everybody competed hard but it was cold and windy like the dual meet with Milwaukee last week."
The men and women both captured the sprint medley relay crowns even as both teams fell shy of reaching their goal of the Marquette record in the event. The men recorded a time of 3:30.30, while the women notched a time of 4:10.93.
The Marquette women captured titles in all six events on the day while the men claimed three.
Junior Sarah MacCourtney notched a personal record with a height of 5 feet, 7 inches (1.70 meters) in the high jump to win the event. Her mark ties her for fourth in Marquette history.
Three Marquette men recorded points in the hammer throw with freshman William Koeck recording a personal record distance of 179-07 (54.73 meters) to finish third.
The men's and women's pole vault will kick-off Saturday's action at 11 a.m., while running events commence simultaneously on the track with the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase. The invitational will conclude following the men's 4x400-meter run at 4:30 p.m.
Live results are available, courtesy of WIU at the link provided above.
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