Distance Runners Shine at Mt. SAC Relays
April 20, 2012
MT. SAC RELAYS
BRYAN CLAY INVITATIONAL
WALNUT, Calif. - Three Marquette University distance runners recorded personal-best times Thursday in the 1,500-meter run at the 2012 Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
Juniors Evan Ross and Jack Senefeld each notched BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships-qualifying times to finish 53rd and 89th, respectively. Ross' time of 3:51.69 is the No. 10 mark in MU history, while Senefeld finished in 3:54.50.
On the women's side, sophomore Sarah Ball recorded a time of 4:39.30 in the 1,500 to place 102nd.
Senior Blake Johnson finished the 10,000-meter run late Thursday night in 29:52.59 to finish fifth. His time is the best by a Marquette runner this season and places him in the top 70 of NCAA Division I.
Fellow senior Peter Bolgert competed in the steeplechase where he placed 14th after a hard fall in the water pit on the fifth lap disrupted his race.
The Marquette hammer throwers also participated at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational on Thursday afternoon with freshman Samantha Kennedy notching a personal best toss of 178 feet, 8 inches (55.06 meters) in the women's event. Sophomore Kathryn Koeck also competed and placed sixth, on spot ahead of Kennedy.
The Bryan Clay Invitational will continue on Friday, April 20 with the women's long jump at 11:30 a.m. CT and conclude with the men's triple triple jump at 6 p.m. CT. Marquette will have three athletes participate in the women's 400-meter run, with Stephanie Grant, Kate Hein and Gretchen Homan all running. On the men's side, Connor Callahan will be the only male runner to compete at the Bryan Clay, as he is slated to run in the 1,500.
Kyle Winter and Tyler O'Brien will open up day two of competition at the Mt. SAC Relays. Winter will compete in the 800-meter run at 4:50 p.m. CT, and O'Brien will represent MU in the 200-meter run at 6:20 p.m. CT. Jack Hackett will conclude day two when he participates in the 5,000-meter run under the lights at Hilmer Lodge Stadium.
Marquette will end it's trip on Saturday when the squads head to The Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif. Events will take place at Falcon Field, located on the campus of Cerritos College, beginning with the men's high jump at 11:15 a.m. CT and conclude with the women's 4x400-meter relay at 7:55 p.m CT.
Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)
Bryan Clay Invitational (Azusa, Calif.)
The Beach Invitational (Norwalk, Calif.)
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