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Jon Kusowski

Jon Kusowski

April 16, 2011

DePaul Results (PDF) | Beach Results

CHICAGO - Redshirt junior Jonathan Kusowski notched the second-best distance in school history to win the hammer throw Saturday afternoon at the DePaul Invitational at Lane Stadium in Chicago, Ill. Selected athletes also competed at the VS Athletics Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif.

Kusowski's mark of 185 feet, 8 inches (56.69 meters), the fourth-best distance in the BIG EAST Conference this season and a 2-foot-9-inch personal best, vaults him past former teammate Jeff Kluge and into sole possession of second on Marquette's top-10 list. He entered the day sixth in school history, behind freshman Brett Hardin who sat third.

At the Beach Invitational, Tyler O'Brien notched a time of 21.26 seconds in the 200-meter dash, the second fastest of his career and the second fastest in the BIG EAST this season. O'Brien also recorded a time of 10.93 seconds in the 100-meter dash. 

In Chicago, redshirt sophomore David Carbajal also recorded a personal best in the hammer throw by reaching a distance of 168 feet, 4 inches (51.31 meters) to place second. Robert Bleem and Patrick Stuart finished third and fourth, respectively, while Kusowski, Carbajal and Bleem all notched conference qualifying marks.


 

 

Marquette has four of the BIG EAST's top 14 distances in the men's hammer throw this season.

In the women's hammer throw senior Jamie Roth improved upon her No. 5 mark in school history by one-and-a-half feet with a BIG EAST qualifying distance of 176 feet, 7 inches. Roth's mark is also fifth in the conference this season.

Freshman Kristen Gaffey recorded a mark of 42 feet, 11 3/4 inches (13.10 meters) to win the women's shot put.

The other event victory for the Marquette women was in the triple jump where freshman Carlye Schuh leaped 36 feet, 7 3/4 inches (11.17 meters).

The Golden Eagles also picked up men's event victories at DePaul in the high jump, 110-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase.

In California, sophomore Kyle Winter recorded a BIG EAST qualifying time of 48.93 seconds in the 800-meter run. 

Courtney Kelly and Sarah Ball each notched personal bests in the 1,500-meter run with times of 4:40.39 and 4:41.85, respectively.

The Golden Eagles return to action Friday, April 22 at Indiana University's Polytan Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.

 

 

(Asterisk (*) indicates BIG EAST Conference qualifying mark)

Cal State L.A. Twilight Open (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Thursday, April 14 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank)
Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 11.28 meters
Alyssa Davis
1 *38 feet, 1/4 inches (11.59 meters)
Men's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank)

10,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 31:00.64

Patrick Keeley
Bob Guthrie
3
6
31:44.38
33:32.64 (PR)                               

 

Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)
Thursday, April 14-Friday, April 15 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark/Personal Record (MU Rank)
10,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 37:03.74

Kate Horan
Carly Windt
Anna Weber
Bekki Misanin

39
41
49
53
*36:48.76 (PR)
37:08.82 (PR)
37:38.99
38:24.56

3,000-meter steeplechase
BIG EAST: 11:10.24 

Courtney Kelly 10 11:12.85
Men's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank)
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.18 sec.  
Tyler O'Brien 9 *21.38 seconds
800-meter run
BIG EAST: 1:52.54 
Kyle Winter
44 *1:52.18
10,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 31:00.64 
Nick Szczech
Blake Johnson
Brice Cleland
Connor Callahan
6 (OLYMPIC DEV.)
12 (OPEN)
49 (OPEN)
66 (OPEN)
*29:29.91 (PR) (No. 2 all-time)
*29:50.54 (PR) (No. 5 all-time)
*30:46.27 (PR)
31:56.90 

 

Bryan Clay Invitational (Azusa, Calif.)
Friday, April 15 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank)
400-meter dash
BIG EAST: 57.24 sec. 

Gretchen Homan
Kate Hein
Stephanie Grant

9
11
12

*56.87 seconds (PR) (No. 4 all-time)
57.38 seconds
57.70 seconds

800-meter run
BIG EAST: 2:14.04 
Sarah Ball
6 2:14.15 (PR)

400-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 1:04.14
 
Jenny Zahn 4 *1:03.32 (No. 5 all-time) (PR)
Men's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank)
5,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 14:47.14   
Patrick Maag
Spencer Agnew
5
8
15:05.02 (PR)
15:13.66 (PR)

 

The Beach Invitational (Norwalk, Calif.)
Saturday, April 16 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank)
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 25.04 sec. 
Gretchen Homan
Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein
Jenny Zahn
36
57
67
78
25.44 seconds (PR)
26.26 seconds
26.62 seconds
26.92 seconds

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 4:38.44 

Courtney Kelly
Sarah Ball
27
31
4:40.39 (PR)
4:41.85 (PR)
3,000-meter steeplechase Kate Horan 6 11:30.96

4x400-meter relay
 
Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Jenny Zahn
Stephanie Grant
2 3.50.32 (No. 9 all-time)
Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 11.28 meters 
Alyssa Davis T-6

*38 feet, 9 3/4 inches (11.83 meters)

Men's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank)

100-meter dash
BIG EAST: 11.00 sec.
 
Tyler O'Brien 31 *10.93 seconds
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.18 sec. 

Tyler O'Brien
 
*21.26 seconds (season's best)

400-meter dash
BIG EAST: 49.04 sec.
 
Kyle Winter 20 48.93 seconds

1,500 meter run
BIG EAST: 3:55.24
 
Blake Johnson 25 *3:54.30

 

DePaul Invitational (Chicago, Ill.)
Saturday, April 16 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank)

200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 25.04 sec. 

Carlye Schuh
Katie Kemmerer
2
3
25.57 seconds
26.66 seconds 
400-meter dash
BIG EAST: 57.24 

Katie Kemmerer

3

1:01.26

800-meter run
BIG EAST: 2:14.04 
Grace Magliola
Melissa Burghardt
6
10
2:22.54 (PR)
2:26.26
1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 4:28.44 
Kristin Pelzel
Grace Magliola
Holly Robertson
Melissa Budelier
3
4
10
11

4:47.23
4:48.26
4:57.50
4:58.21

5,000-meter run
Christina Sliepka
Hannah Frett
Kristin Pelzel
Melissa Budelier
7
8
11
13
18:49.70
18:51.96
19:31.82
19:48.74 
100-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 14.84 sec. 
Cheyenne Gray 2 16.58 seconds
400-meter hurdles Alyssa Stevens
Christine Hansen
4
6

1:07.30
1:10.49 

Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 11.28 meters 

Carlye Schuh

1 36 feet, 7 3/4 inches (11.17 meters)
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.68 meters 
Sarah MacCourtney
Marisa Handley
2
3

5 feet, 1 inch (1.55 meters)
4 feet, 11 inches (1.50 meters) 

Javelin
BIG EAST: 36 meters
Lauren Benjamin
Catherine Benage
3
4
122 feet, 6 inches (37.35 meters)
115 feet, 11 inches (35.33 meters)
Shot Put
BIG EAST: 12.75 meters 
Kristen Gaffey
Kirsten Walker
1
3
*42 feet, 11 3/4 inches (13.10 meters)
37 feet, 1 3/4 inches (11.32 meters) (PR)
Hammer Throw 
BIG EAST: 46 meters 
Jamie Roth
Kathryn Koeck
Kirsten Walker
2
6
9

*176 feet, 7 inches (53.83 meters) (No. 5 all-time)
141 feet, 9 inches (43.22 meters)
114 feet, 6 inches (34.89 meters)

Discus
BIG EAST: 40 meters 
Kathryn Koeck
Kristen Gaffey
2
3
134 feet, 11 inches (41.12 meters)
127 feet, 11 inches (39.00 meters)

 

Men's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank)
400-meter run
BIG EAST: 49.04 seconds 
Aryan Avant 6 51.61 seconds (PR) 
800-meter run
BIG EAST: 1:52.54 

Ben Schmitz
Mike McCarthy
Dominick Rosario
Brett Scheuber

7
8
11
14
1:56.44
1:56.88
1:59.46
2:03.54 
1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 3:55.24 
Mitch Lacy 6 4:03.16 (PR)
5,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 14:47.14 
Zack Grese
Garrett McKnight 
5
9
15:42.29 (PR)
15:53.42
110-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 15.35 seconds 

Marcell KirkmanBey

1 16.75 seconds
3,000-meter steeplechase
BIG EAST: 9:25.24 
Chris Spudic 1 9:46.30 (PR)
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.98 meters
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
T.J. Hodgson
1
2
T-4
6 feet, 4 3/4 inches (1.95 meters)
6 feet, 2 3/4 inches (1.90 meters)
5 feet, 10 inches (1.80 meters)
Triple Jump
BIG EAST 14 meters
James Muehleman 2 43 feet, 3 inches (13.18 meters)
Long Jump
BIG EAST: 6.90 meters 
Michael Saindon
Cheldon Brown
Marcell KirkmanBey
2
3
5
20 feet, 2 1/2 inches (6.16 meters)
19 feet, 1/2 inch (5.80 meters)
18 feet, 4 1/2 inches (5.59 meters) (PR)
Shot Put
BIG EAST: 14.75 meters
David Carbajal
Joseph Kohut
Patrick Stuart
2
3
5
*50 feet, 3 1/4 inches (15.32 meters)
47 feet, 9 3/4 inches (14.57 meters)
41 feet, 2 1/4 inches (12.55 meters)
Hammer Throw
BIG EAST: 49.00 meters 
Jonathan Kusowski

David Carbajal
Robert Bleem
Patrick Stuart
William Robbert
Bret Hardin
1

2
3
4
6
-
*185 feet, 8 inches (56.59 meters) (No. 2 all-time)
*168 feet, 4 inches (51.31 meters) (PR)
*162 feet, 4 inches (49.48 meters)
140 feet, 7 inches (42.85 meters)
131 feet, 8 inches (40.14 meters)
ND 
Discus
BIG EAST: 44.50 meters 

Robert Bleem
David Carbajal

2
3
147 feet, 3 inches (44.89 meters)
140 feet, 10 inches (42.92 meters)
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