Marquette Men Fifth Through Day One at BIG EAST Championships

Sam Kennedy placed fifth in the hammer throw, notching a Canadian Olympic Trials-qualifying mark in the process.

May 4, 2012

2012 BIG EAST OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
USF Track & Field Stadium | Tampa, Fla. | May 4-6 

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TAMPA, Fla. - An impressive first day of competition for the Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams at the 2012 BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships was capped Friday evening by a fourth-place finish from Blake Johnson in the men's 10,000-meter run. 

"Blake took fourth and ran great in a really tactical race," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. "They were going very slow with about three laps to go and then they started hammering away. Both Jack (Senefeld) and Connor (Callahan) took turns leading throughout the race in a big pack until the end. Blake was leading with one lap to go and was in the mix before getting out-kicked by a few guys who were pretty strong runners. We are very proud of him."

Johnson, who crossed the finish line in 33:10.24 and holds the fifth-fastest 10,000 time in program history, earned five points for the Marquette men. He was followed by Callahan (33:31.26) and Senefeld (33:46.94) in 13th and 18th, respectively.

The Golden Eagle men, who sit in fifth place overall at the meet with 12 points, also recieved points Friday from Jonathan Kusowski and Bret Hardin in the hammer throw.

Kusowski, who along with Johnson is competing in his final conference championships, placed third with a distance of 185 feet (56.39 meters) on his fifth attempt. Hardin's first throw proved to be his best as the Acworth, Ga., native finished eighth with a top toss of 171 feet, 9 inches (52.35 meters).

Freshman William Koeck and senior Robert Bleem also competed, placing 13th and 15th, respectively.

The highlight of the day on the women's side came from freshman Samantha Kennedy who placed fifth in the hammer with a personal best and Canadian Olympic Trials-qualifying mark. Kennedy's mark of 181 feet (55.18 meters) is also the fifth-best distance in Marquette history. The Surrey, British Columbia native's mark is the best ever recorded by a Golden Eagle at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships. 

Sophomore Kathryn Koeck also scored a point for the Marquette women by placing eighth in the hammer with a heave of 147 feet, 10 inches (53.28 meters).

Through the first three events, the Marquette women sit tied for sixth with five points. 

The meet, held at USF Track & Field Stadium on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa will resume on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. CT with the men's javelin. For continuing coverage of the championship checkout the Championship Central page linked above.

Live three-camera video coverage of the championships is be available, free of charge, as are live results, courtesy of BIGEAST.org. Twitter updates throughout the meet will be provided by the BIG EAST Conference at Twitter.com/BigEastChamps and Marquette track and field at Twitter.com/MUTFXC.

Women - Team Rankings - 3 Events Scored
1) Syracuse 32
2) Louisville 24
3) Providence 18
4) Notre Dame 13
5) Connecticut 6
6) Marquette 5
6) DePaul 5
6) South Florida 5
9) St. John's 3
9) Villanova 3   
11) West Virginia 2
12) Georgetown 1

Men - Team Rankings - 3 Events Scored
1) Syracuse 25
2) Georgetown 22
3) Louisville 17
4) Notre Dame 16   
5) Marquette 12
6) Villanova 8
7) DePaul 6
8) Cincinnati 5   
9) South Florida 3
10) Pittsburgh 2  
11) Providence 1

Marquette Women

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark/Personal Record (MU Rank) Pts
100-meter dash
BIG EAST: 12.15
Chanel Franklin 11.92 seconds (No. 3 all-time)
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 25.04

Chanel Franklin

24.53 seconds (No. 4 all-time)

400-meter run
BIG EAST: 56.94

Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Stephanie Grant

56.26 seconds (No. 3 all-time)
56.36 seconds (No. 4 all-time)
56.97 seconds (No. 6 all-time)

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

Olivia Johnson

4:28.01 (No. 4 all-time)

Steeplechase
FINALS 

Sarah Ball
Courtney Kelly

14
16

11:02.26 (No. 9 all-time/PR)
11:15.92

-
-

10,000-meter run
FINALS

Carly Windt

14

39:00.14

-

4x100-meter relay Chanel Franklin
Stephanie Grant
Katie Kemmerer
Carlye Schuh
-

4x400-meter relay
Pool

Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Katie Kemmerer
Jenny Zahn

-

4x800-meter relay
Pool 

Sarah Ball
Olivia Johnson
Courtney Kelly
Grace Magliola
Krista McClure

-

Long Jump
BIG EAST: 5.60 m. 
Carlye Schuh 19-06.00 (5.94 meters) (No. 1 all-time)
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.68 m.
Sarah MacCourtney 5-07.00 (1.70 meters) (T-No. 4 all-time)
Pole Vault
BIG EAST:  3.60 m.
Lauren Darnall
Abby Croft
12-03.50 (3.75 meters) (No. 2 all-time)
12-01.50 (3.70 meters) (No. 4 all-time) 
Shot Put
BIG EAST: 12.75 m.
Kristen Gaffey 46-04.75 (14.14 meters) (No. 4 all-time)
Hammer
FINALS
Samantha Kennedy
Kathryn Koeck
5
8
181-00 (55.18 meters) (No. 5/CAN OLY)
174-10 (53.28 meters)
4
1
Discus
BIG EAST: 40.00 m.

Kristen Gaffey
Kathryn Koeck

141-05 (43.11 meters)
140-04 (42.78 meters)
Javelin
BIG EAST: 36.00 m.
Lauren Benjamin 133-07 (40.72 meters) (No. 2 all-time)

 Marquette Men

Men's Event Student-Athlete     Place Mark/Personal Record (MU Rank) Pts

100-meter dash
BIG EAST: 11.00

Glenn Lawrence 10.55 seconds (No. 2 all-time)

200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.18

Tyler O'Brien

21.05 seconds (No. 1 all-time)

800-meter dash
BIG EAST: 1:52.54

Kyle Winter
Evan Ross
1:49.84 (No. 3 all-time)
1:51.80 

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 3:55.24 

Jack Senefeld 3:54.50

5,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 14:47.14 

Jack Hackett
Connor Callahan
Patrick Maag
Bob Guthrie

14:14.45 (No. 4 all-time)
14:33.32 (No. 8 all-time)
14:44.10
15:00.53

10,000-meter run
FINALS

Blake Johnson
Connor Callahan
Jack Senefeld

4
13
18

33:10.24
33:31.26
33:46.94

5
-
-

110-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 15.35

Marcell KirkmanBey

15.24 seconds
4x100-meter relay
Pool
Tyler O'Brien
Cheldon Brown
Michael Kemmerer
Glenn Lawrence
-
4x400-meter relay
Pool 

Michael Kemmerer
Glenn Lawrence
Evan Ross
Kyle Winter

-
4x800-meter relay
Pool 

Brendan Franz
Jack Hackett
Blake Johnson
Ben Schmitz

High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.98 m.
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
6-10.75 (2.10 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
6-09.00 (2.06 meters) (No. 4 all-time) 
Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 14.00 m.
James Muehleman 47-05.75 (14.47 meters) (No. 4 all-time)
Pole Vault
BIG EAST: 4.55 m.
Jerrick Backous

15-03.00 (4.65 meters) (No. 3 all-time)

Shot Put
BIG EAST: 14.75 m.
David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart

50-10.25 (15.40 meters)
49-09.75 (15.18 meters)

Hammer Throw
FINALS
Jonathan Kusowski
Bret Hardin
William Koeck
Robert Bleem

3
8
13
15

185-00 (56.39 meters)
171-09 (52.35 meters)
165-02 (50.34 meters)
163-09 (49.92 meters)

6
1
-
-

Discus
BIG EAST: 44.50 m.
Robert Bleem 161-03 (49.15 meters) (No. 9 all-time)
Javelin
BIG EAST: 54.00 m. 
Jonathan Kusowski 184-06 (56.23 meters) (No. 3 all-time)


 

Marquette at the BIG EAST Championships 
Highest finishes/marks in 2012 events

Event Student-Athlete Place Mark Year

100-meter dash

Women: Chanel Franklin
Men: Tyler O'Brien

17th-Prelim. Rd.
10th-Prelim. Rd.
24.69 sec.
10.65 sec.
2010
2011
200-meter dash

Women: Chanel Franklin

 

Men: Tyler O'Brien

19th-Prelim. Rd.

2nd
4th
1st-Prelim. Rd. 

12.20 sec.

21.42 sec.
21.41 sec.
21.05 sec. 

2010

2011
2008
2011 

400-meter dash Women: Gretchen Homan 22nd-Prelim. Rd. 57.35 sec. 2011
800-meter dash Men: Kyle Winter
Jed Burey
5th
5th
1:49.84
1:51.84
2011
2006
1,500-meter run Women: Michaela Courtney
Men: Tommy Schmitz
2nd
12th
4:21.40
3:53.44
2006
2007
5,000-meter run Men: Scott Mueller 8th 14:40.06 2006
10,000-meter run Women: Susie Emond
Laurie Dalrymple

Men: Scott Mueller
Kyle Saginus

9th
11th

9th
15th 

36:47.96
36:25.75

31:29.76
30:50.35 
2006
2010

2008
2007 
3,000-meter steeplechase Women: Jayne Grebinski
Men: Peter Bolgert
5th
4th 
10:35.00
8:54.76 
2009
2010 
110-meter hurdles

Men: N/A

N/A

N/A N/A
4x100-meter relay

Women: Franklin, Schuh
Kemmerer, Harris

Men: Emmer, Bratchett
Jones, Green

Marquette

8th
 

7th
 

9th 

47.48
 

42.54
 

42.32

2011
 

2007
 

2009 

4x400-meter relay

Women: Homan, Zahn
Hein, Grant 

Men: Bratchett, Wagner
Cassady, Shaffer

13th

7th

3:50.75

3:13.79 

2011

2006 

4x800-meter relay Women: Peller, Millin
Chambers and Verdoliva

Men: Burey, Williams
Meissner and Schmitz

Burey, Bolgert
Kopecki and Meissner
1st


5th


6th
 
8:49.96


7:35.08


7:33.98
 
2008


2007 


2008
 
Triple Jump Men: N/A

N/A 

N/A  N/A 
Long Jump Women: Carlye Schuh 10th 18-7.75 2011
High Jump Women: Erynn James
Men: Ray Bratchett
2nd
3rd
5-7.00
6-8.25
2009
2006
Pole Vault Women: Carrie Schmid
Men: Nick Van Deraa 
2nd
8th 
12-5.50
15-9.00 
2010
2009 
Javelin

Women: Kelly Magennis
Men: Robert Bleem

7th
9th

133-11
187-02

2007
2008

Discus Women: Jenna Mahaffey
Men: Damian Anisko
4th
4th
156-7
165-3 
2006
2007 
Shot Put Women: Rachael Thiel

Men: Jeff Kluge
Eric Matuszewski
5th

9th
14th 
48-11

49-3.5
49-5.5 
2009

2006
2010 
Hammer Women: Samantha Kennedy
Jessica Ehlen
Men: Jeff Kluge
5th
5th

5th 
181-0
175-9

185-4 
2012
2006

2010 

Marquette's BIG EAST Outdoor Championships Results

Men
2011: 11th (20.50 points)
2010: 12th (13 points)
2009: 14th (7 points)
2008: 14th (14.50 points)
2007: 12th (21 points)
2006: 10th (32 points)

Women 
2011: 14th (8 points)
2010: 14th (19 points)
2009: 13th (24 points)
2008: 13th (28 points)
2007: 11th (30 points)
2006: 11th (31 points)


 

 

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