Track & Field
Women's Distance Medley Relay Team Breaks 10 Year MU Record

Kristina Malin covered the 400m portion of the relay in 56.8 seconds.

Kristina Malin covered the 400m portion of the relay in 56.8 seconds.

April 27, 2007

DES MOINES, IOWA - The distance medley relay team of freshman Jayne Grebinski, seniors Kristina Malin and Michaela Courtney, and junior Cassie Peller set a Marquette University women's track & field record when the team ran 11:32.75, Friday, at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. In a eighth-place finish, the foursome broke the previous record of 11:43.29 set by Christy Rice, Jeannie Kauth, Kim Bendel and Jessica Berlowski in 1997.

"I was very pleased with the way the team ran today," said head coach David Uhrich. "We knew on paper we could get the school record and we went out and did it."

Grebinski ran the first leg of the relay (1,200m) in a time of 3:31.3, before handing off the baton to Malin who covered the next 400m in 56.8. Courtney took over next, clocking an 800m time of 2:15.7 before handing off to Peller who ran the final leg (1,600m) in 4:48.7.

Junior Jenna Mahaffey also competed at the meet in the discus. Her toss of 141-8 was good for 23rd place.

"Jenna also had a good day day in the discus," added Uhrich. "With a few more throws, we think she would have done well in finals."

Courtney and senior Tommy Schmitz will compete in the 1,500m, Saturday, concluding Marquette's participation in the Relays.

Other members of the men's and women's teams will also compete tomorrow in the Redbird Invitational, hosted by Illinois State in Normal, Ill.

 

 

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