Track & Field
Track & Field Concludes West Coast Swing at Beach Invitational

Jack Senefeld (pictured) and Connor Callahan each notched PRs in the men's 5k Saturday.


Jack Senefeld (pictured) and Connor Callahan each notched PRs in the men's 5k Saturday.

April 22, 2012

MT. SAC RELAYS 
Mount San Antonio College | Hilmer Lodge Stadium | Walnut, Calif. | April 19-20 

BRYAN CLAY INVITATIONAL 
Azusa Pacific University | Cougar Athletic Stadium | Azusa, Calif. | April 19-20

BEACH INVITATIONAL 
Long Beach State University/Cerritos College | Falcon Field | Norwalk, Calif. | April 21

Mt. SAC Results | Bryan Clay Results | Beach Results

NORWALK, Calif. - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up a weekend of competition Saturday evening at The Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif., with a number of new personal bests and BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships-qualifying times.

Junior Evan Ross qualified for the first time in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.80 after classmate Kyle Winter dropped out of the race due to lingering blister issues.

In the men's 5,000-meter run, Connor Callahan and Jack Senefeld each moved into the top 10 all-time at Marquette with times of 14:33.32 and 14:34.30, respectively. Those marks helped them finish sixth and seventh in the event. 

Senior Carly Windt recorded a PR in the women's 5k with a time of 17:28.98 to place eighth at the meet.

Senior Jonathan Kusowski notched a new personal best and the No. 3 mark in program history in the javelin with a toss of 184-06 (56.23 meters) to place 12th.

Late Friday at the Mt. SAC Relays, senior Jack Hackett notched a 15-second personal best in the men's 1,500-meter run with a BIG EAST time of 14:14.45 to place 20th. Hackett's time is the No. 4 mark in program history.

Senior Tyler O'Brien put down his best time of the outdoor campaign in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.45 seconds at the Mt. SAC Relays to place 23rd. O'Brien will run both the 100 and 200 Saturday at The Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif. 

Also competing Friday at Mt. SAC was junior Kyle Winter in the 800-meter run. Winter was at the front of the pack through the first 600 meters before blistering on his feet caused him to fall to the back of the pack and finish 80th. Due to the result of the race, Winter will run the 800 again Saturday at the Beach Invitational instead of the 400 as originally scheduled.

Senior James Muehleman set a new personal best and the No. 3 mark in program history at the Bryan Clay Invitational in the triple jump with a leap of 47-05.75 (14.47 meters).

Sophomore Michael Saindon reached a near-PR as he placed second in the high jump by registering a height of 6 feet, 8 3/4 inches (2.05 meters). Junior Cheldon Brown also competed and placed 15th.

In the women's 400-meter run, sophomores Kate Hein and Gretchen Homan placed fifth and seventh, respectively. Hein crossed the finish line in 56.34 seconds, while Homan finished in 56.55 seconds.

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.

Ross and Senefeld each notched BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships-qualifying times at the Mt. SAC Relays on Thursday 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 Golden Eagles return to action Saturday, April 28 when they host the Marquette Invitational at the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track & Field Facility at Valley Fields. Competition along Canal Street begins at 10 a.m. CT.

Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 4:38.44

Sarah Ball 

102

4:39.30 (PR)                     


Men's Event Student-Athlete     Place Mark

200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.18

Tyler O'Brien

23 *21.45 seconds

800-meter dash
BIG EAST: 1:52.54

Kyle Winter 80 1:56.66

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 3:55.24 

Evan Ross
Jack Senefeld
53
89
*3:51.69 (PR) (No. 10 all-time)
*3:54.50 (PR)

5,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 14:47.14 

Jack Hackett

20

*14:14.45 (PR) (No. 4 all-time)

10,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 31:00.64 

Blake Johnson

5

*29:52.59

Steeplechase
BIG EAST: 9:25.54

Peter Bolgert

14 *9:15.61

Bryan Clay Invitational (Azusa, Calif.)

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark
400-meter run
BIG EAST: 56.94

Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Stephanie Grant

5
7
13

*56.34 seconds
*56.55 seconds
57.01 seconds

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 4:38.44

Olivia Johnson
Carly Windt

15
18

4:37.11
4:40.14 (PR)

400-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 1:04.14
Jenny Zahn 35 1:10.23
Long Jump
BIG EAST: 5.60 m. 
Carlye Schuh - FOUL
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.68 m.
Sarah MacCourtney 7 5-05.00 (1.65 meters)
Shot Put
BIG EAST: 12.75 m.
Kristen Gaffey 11 43-05.00 (13.23 meters)
Hammer
BIG EAST: 45.12 m.
Kathryn Koeck
Samantha Kennedy
6
7
*180-08 (55.06 meters)
*178-08 (55.06 meters) (PR) (No. 6 all-time)
Discus
BIG EAST: 40.00 m.

Kristen Gaffey

20 133-10 (40.80 meters)  
Javelin
BIG EAST: 36.00 m.
Lauren Benjamin 21 114-05 (34.88 meters)


Men's Event Student-Athlete     Place Mark

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 3:55.24 

Connor Callahan 34 3:56.43 (PR)
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.98 m.
Michael Saindon
Cheldon Brown
2
15
*6-08.75 (2.05 meters)
6-04.75 (1.95 meters)
Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 14.00 m.
James Muehleman 6 47-05.75 (14.47 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
Hammer
BIG EAST: 49.00 m.
Jonathan Kusowski
William Koeck
Bret Hardin
Robert Bleem

5
11
16
18

*183-04 (55.89 meters)
*177-09 (54.18 meters)
*163-06 (49.83 meters)
160-00 (48.76 meters)

Discus
BIG EAST: 44.50 m.
Robert Bleem 14 146-10 (44.76 meters)

The Beach Invitational (Norwalk, Calif.)

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 25.04

Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein

72
81

25.73 seconds (PR)
26.05 seconds (PR)

800-meter run
BIG EAST: 2:14.04 

Sarah Ball

62

2:16.60

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 4:38.44

Olivia Johnson

34

*4:35.50

5,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 17:37.54 

Carly Windt

8

*17:28.98 (PR)

400-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 1:04.14
Jenny Zahn 33 1:04.39
Steeplechase
BIG EAST: 11:10.24  
Sarah Ball 14 11:19.30
Long Jump
BIG EAST: 5.60 m. 
Carlye Schuh 7 18-09.25 (5.72 meters)
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.68 m.
Sarah MacCourtney 18 5-05.00 (1.65 meters)
Shot Put
BIG EAST: 12.75 m.
Kristen Gaffey 13 45-05.75 (13.86 meters)
Hammer Throw Samantha Kennedy
Kathryn Koeck 
9
13
173-10 (52.98 meters)
170-11 (52.98 meters) 
Discus
BIG EAST: 40.00 m.

Kathryn Koeck
Kristen Gaffey

23
26
*138-00 (42.06 meters)
*137-00 (41.75 meters)  
Javelin
BIG EAST: 36.00 m.
Samantha Kennedy
Lauren Benjamin
38
42
115-05 (25.19 meters)
112-00 (34.14 meters)

 

Men's Event Student-Athlete     Place Mark

100-meter dash
BIG EAST: 11.00

Tyler O'Brien 51 11.06 seconds

200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.18

Tyler O'Brien

7 21.36 seconds

800-meter dash
BIG EAST: 1:52.54

Evan Ross 14 *1:51.80 (PR)

5,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 3:55.24 

Connor Callahan
Jack Senefeld

6
7

14:33.32 (PR) (No. 8 all-time)
14:34.30 (PR) (No. 10 all-time)

High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.98 m.
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
11
14
6-05.00 (1.96 meters)
6-05.00 (1.96 meters)
Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 14.00 m.
James Muehleman 12 *47-01.50 (14.36 meters)
Javelin
BIG EAST: 54.00 m.
Jonathan Kusowski

12

*184-06 (56.23 meters) (PR) (No. 3 all-time)

Hammer Throw Jonathan Kusowski
William Koeck
Bret Hardin

7
9
25

*184-11 (56.37 meters)
*176-06 (53.79 meters)
162-03 (49.46 meters) 

Discus
BIG EAST: 44.50 m.
Robert Bleem
William Koeck
35
56
*152-02 (46.39 meters)
136-09 (41.68 meters)

 

 

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