Golden Eagles Conclude Action in California and Illinois
April 21, 2013
NORWALK, Calif. - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up competition Saturday evening at a pair of meets across the country. The Golden Eagles on the West Coast concluded their eventful weekend at the Beach Invitational at Cerritos College, while 35 student-athletes participated at the Huskie/Blue Demon Classic in DeKalb, Ill.
At Cerritos College's Falcon Field, junior Carlye Schuh ran a personal-best time of 11.95 seconds to tie for 10th in the 100-meter dash, and also placed fifth in the long jump with a top distance of 19 feet, 3/4 inch (5.81 meters). Schuh's 100 time is the No. 4 mark in program history.
Senior Chanel Franklin joined Schuh in the 100 with a time of 12.15 seconds to place 24th and also ran a season-best 24.99 seconds in the 200.
After setting a new collegiate best in the 800-meter run at the Bryan Clay Invitational on Friday, freshman Anton Rice notched a lifetime best and BIG EAST Conference-qualifying mark of 1:52.43 on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles who did not compete on Saturday at the Beach Invitational did so at the Huskie/Blue Demon Classic at the NIU Track & Field Complex in DeKalb, Ill.
Senior Lauren Darnall won the pole vault with a top height of 10 feet, 11 3/4 inches (3.35 meters), while freshman Lindsey Smoljan also competed in the event.
The Marquette men took the top three places in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with senior A.J. Gedwill taking the top honors with a personal-best time of 9:20.86. Freshman William Hennessy followed Gedwill in 9:23.44, while Zack Grese was third in 9:33.11. Both times from Gedwill and Hennessy were BIG EAST qualifying marks.
Two other MU jumpers took home titles in DeKalb as freshman Max Kilpin won the high jump (6 feet, 4 3/4 inches (1.95 meters) and classmate John Kaplan (14 feet, 5 1/4 inches (4.40 meters)) took the men's pole vault crown over teammate Vinny Martello, who placed second in the event.
In the throwing events, junior Patrick Stuart won the shot put with a top toss of 49 feet, 10 inches (15.19 meters), while redshirt senior David Carbajal's mark of 146 feet, 11 inches (44.79 meters) placed second in the discus. Both distances are BIG EAST marks.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Sunday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's Phil Esten Challenge where seven MU distance runners will compete.