Carlye Schuh Places Second in Long Jump at BIG EAST
May 4, 2013
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Junior Carlye Schuh led Marquette with a second-place finish in the women’s long jump Saturday afternoon in the second day of action at the 2013 BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Piscataway, N.J., at the Bauer Track and Field Complex.
“We had a pretty good day two with a lot of things happening,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “Carlye Schuh’s performance was exciting, going from ninth place to second place on her fifth jump and I am really proud of her. She jumped really well. We had a few people qualify for tomorrow’s finals in the running events and had some good performances in the high jump as well as the field events. We are looking forward to a lot of good results tomorrow and happy about where we are at this point.”
Schuh topped her own program record for the second meet in a row with a distance of 20 feet, 1 1/2 inches (6.13 meters) on her fifth jump of the afternoon. The Appleton, Wis., native finished second by one centimeter in the event to defending champion Asha Ruth from Rutgers.
In addition to Schuh’s eight points for her second-place finish, the Marquette women also received a pair of points from classmate Kristen Gaffey who placed seventh in the shot put. Gaffey recorded a mark of 45 feet, 11 3/4 inches (14.01 meters), while classmate Kirsten Walker placed 12th in the event with a distance of 41 feet 8 inches (12.70 meters).
The Marquette men received points on Saturday from Cheldon Brown and Michael Saindon in the high jump, as well as redshirt senior Jack Hackett in the 10,000-meter run. Brown placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 8 1/4 inches (2.04 meters), while Saindon tied for sixth in the even at a height of 6 feet, 6 1/4 inches (1.99 meters).
Hackett ran in Saturday’s final event and placed seventh in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 29:50.88. The Port Washington, Wis., native is only the sixth athlete in program history to break 30 minutes in the event.
Marquette sits ninth in the men’s team standings with 13.5 points, while the women are 11th with 15 total points.
Juniors Kate Hein and Gretchen Homan each competed in the women’s 400-meter run on Saturday with Hein recording a personal-best time of 55.50 seconds, the second-fastest time in MU history. Hein and Homan placed 13th and 16th, respectively in the event.
In the 1,500-meter run, freshman Molly Hanson qualified for Sunday’s final with a time of 4:28.30 to place 10th in the preliminary heats. Spencer Agnew also posted a qualifying mark in the 1,500 and will run on Sunday at 10:35 a.m. CT.
Senior Kyle Winter also qualified for the finals of the 800 with a time of 1:51.44 with a seventh-place finish and will run at 11:30 a.m. CT on Sunday.
Kathryn Koeck began the first day of competition Friday with a fourth-place finish in the women’s hammer throw with a distance of 182 feet, 7 inches (55.57 meters). The Winneconne, Wis., native earned the MU women five points in the first event of the 2013 championships after earning one point while placing eighth in 2012.
Sophomore William Koeck also earned a fourth-place finish in the men’s event with the third-best distance of his career. Koeck reached a mark of 194 feet, 7 inches (59.31 meters) to earn the MU men five points after finishing 13th in the event in 2012 as a freshman.
Redshirt senior David Carbajal topped his previous personal best by six feet in the hammer with a distance of 175 feet (53.35 meters). Carbajal’s mark is good for 10th all-time in MU history.
Action resumes at 9 a.m. CT on Sunday at the Bauer Track and Field Complex with the men’s discus. Events will continue throughout the afternoon until the conclusion of the men’s 4x400-meter relay at 1:35 p.m. CT.