O'Brien and Winter Notch Top-Five Finishes at BIG EAST Championships

Kyle Winter placed fifth in the 800-meter run after entering the weekend ranked 16th

May 8, 2011

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VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up the final day of competition Sunday afternoon at the 2011 BIG EAST Outdoor Track and Field Championships with top-five finishes from sprinters Tyler O'Brien in the 200-meter dash and Kyle Winter in the 800-meter run at the Jumbo Elliott Track at Villanova Stadium.


"Overall I thought the team competed hard this weekend and some individuals did very well," Marquette head track and field coach Bert Rogers said. "Tyler ran a nice race in the 200-meter finals and finished second after the race got tight at the end. Kyle also did a great job in the 800 to finish fifth. He wasn't even in the top 10 in the event coming into the weekend and I am very proud of him for setting such a big PR. The ladies (Alyssa Davis and Carlye Schuh) did a great job in the jumps and we had some good performances in this last day."

O'Brien, who bettered his own Marquette University record in the 200-meter dash on Saturday with a time of 21.05 seconds, placed second in the 200 finals with a time of 21.42 seconds. His second-place finish marks the highest any Marquette athlete has finished in the event at the BIG EAST Championships and earned eight points for the Golden Eagles. 

Winter earned four points for the Marquette men with his fifth-place finish in the men's 800-meter run. The Wales, Wis., native now is third in Marquette history (1:49.84) in the event and becomes only the fourth runner in school history to break 1 minute and 50 seconds. His finish ties him with former Golden Eagle Jed Burey for the highest 800 finish at the BIG EAST meet, while his time is the best ever for a Marquette runner.

Winter entered the meet 16th on the conference's performance list.

The Marquette women received personal-best performances in the long jump from senior Alyssa Davis and freshman Carlye Schuh. Davis moved up to second in school history with a distance of 40 feet, 2 3/4 inches (12. 26 meters) to place eighth and earn one point for the Golden Eagles. Schuh notched a distance of 38 feet, 10 1/4 inches (11.84 meters) to put her fourth in MU history.

The Golden Eagles also earned one point apiece from the women's 400- and 1,600-meter relays, which each finished eighth in their respective races.

The Marquette men placed 11th in the meet with 20.50 total points, while the women were 14th with eight points.

The personal best marks turned in this weekend by Davis, Schuh, O'Brien and Winter have pushed them up the west region performance list and will help them stay in the mix for a spot in the West Preliminary Round of the 2011 NCAA Championships on May 26-28 in Eugene, Ore.

Marquette returns to action at a couple of last chance meets on Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13. Athletes will compete at the Dr. Keeler Invitational in Naperville, Ill., and the Cardinal Twilight in Louisville, Ky.

 

Final Standings
Men
1. Connecticut 141
2. Notre Dame 133
3. Louisville 99
4. USF 95
5. Rutgers 66
6. Cincinnati 63.50
7. Villanova 59
8. Georgetown 55
9. Syracuse 53
10. Pittsburgh 40
11. Marquette 20.50 
12. DePaul 18
13. Providence 13 

Women
1. Louisville 117
2. West Virginia 107
3. Connecticut 89
4. Georgetown 84
5. Villanova 79.50
6. Cincinnati 77
7. Syracuse 69
8. USF 58
9. Pittsburgh 57
10. Notre Dame 45.50
11. DePaul 30
12. Rutgers 19
13. St. John's 12
14. Marquette 8
15. Providence 5 

 

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (Villanova, Pa.)
Friday, May 6-Sunday, May 8

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank) Points
400-meter dash
Preliminary Round
Gretchen Homan
Kate Hein
Stephanie Grant
Prelims
22
23
24
57.35 seconds (Preliminary Round)
57.55 seconds (Preliminary Round)
57.91 seconds (Preliminary Round)
-
-
-
3,000-meter steeplechase
Finals
Courtney Kelly 11

10:53.46 (PR) (No. 6 all-time) (Finals)

-
10,000-meter run
Finals
Kate Horan 14 37:18.71 (Finals) -
400-meter hurdles
Preliminary Round
Jenny Zahn 15 1:04.24 -
4x100-meter relay Chanel Franklin
Carlye Schuh
Katie Kemmerer
Cashay Harris
8 47.48 seconds 1
4x400-meter relay Gretchen Homan
Jenny Zahn
Kate Hein
Stephanie Grant
13

3:50.75

-
4x800-meter relay Sarah Ball
Kristin Pelzel
Courtney Kelly
Grace Magliola
8 9:10.22 1
Triple Jump
Finals

Alyssa Davis
Carlye Schuh

8
13

40 feet, 2 3/4 inches (12.26 meters) (PR)
(No. 2 all-time)
38 feet, 10 1/4 inches (11.84 meters) (PR)
(No. 4 all-time)

1
-
Long Jump
Finals 

Carlye Schuh

10 18 feet, 7 3/4 inches (5.68 meters) -
Javelin
Finals
Lauren Benjamin
Catherine Benage
13
14
114 feet, 9 inches (34.97 meters)
114 feet, 4 inches (34.86 meters) 
-
-
Shot Put
Finals 
Kristen Gaffey
9 44 feet, 6 inches (13.56 meters) (PR) (No. 10 all-time)
-
Hammer Throw 
Finals

Jamie Roth

Kathryn Koeck

4
18

175 feet (53.34 meters)
116 feet, 2 inches (35.44 meters)

5
-
Discus
Finals 
Kathryn Koeck
Kristen Gaffey
Jamie Roth
16
18
20
131 feet, 3 inches (40.02 meters)
128 feet, 8 inches (39.22 meters)
125 feet, 4 inches (38.20 meters)
-
-
-

 

Men's Event Student-Athlete Place Personal Record (MU Rank) Points
100-meter run
Preliminary Round
Tyler O'Brien 10-Prelim. 10.65 seconds (Preliminary Round) -

200-meter run
Preliminary Round

Final Round

Tyler O'Brien

1-Prelim.

2

*21.05 seconds (PR)
(Marquette University Record)

21.42 seconds

8

800-meter run
Preliminary Round

Final Round

Kyle Winter

6-Prelim.

5

*1:53.57

1:49.84 (PR) (No. 3 all-time) 

4
3,000-meter steeplechase
Finals
Blake Johnson 7 9:07.12 (Finals) 2
5,000-meter run
Finals
Nick Szczech
Brice Cleland
15
24

14:42.63
15:12.18 

-
-
10,000-meter run
Finals

Brice Cleland

10 31:19.76 (Finals) -
4x800-meter run Blake Johnson
Kyle Winter
Ben Schmitz
Mike McCarthy
11 7:51.46 -
High Jump
Finals
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
T-6
8
6 feet, 6 1/4 inches (1.99 meters)
6 feet, 6 1/4 inches (1.99 meters)
2.50
1
Shot Put
Finals
David Carbajal
Joseph Kohut
12
13
48 feet, 9 inches (14.86 meters)
48 feet, 6 3/4 inches (14.80 meters)
-
-
Hammer Throw
Finals
Jonathan Kusowski
Bret Hardin
Robert Bleem
David Carbajal
6

9
10
14
182 feet, 1 inch (55.49 meters)

174 feet, 8 inches (53.25 meters)
172 feet, 6 inches (52.57 meters)
161 feet, 3 inches (49.15 meters)
3

-
-
-
Discus
Finals 

Robert Bleem

13 144 feet, 1 inch (43.92 meters)
-

 

 

Marquette at the BIG EAST Championships 
Highest finishes/marks in 2011 events

Event Student-Athlete Place Mark Year

100-meter dash

Men: Tyler O'Brien 10th-Prelim. Rd. 10.65 sec. 2011
200-meter dash Men: Tyler O'Brien

2nd
4th
1st-Prelim. Rd. 

21.42 sec.
21.41 sec.
21.05 sec. 
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
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 
400-meter hurdles

Women: Jenny Zahn

15th-Prelim. Rd.

1:04.24 2011
4x100-meter relay

Women: N/A

- - -
4x400-meter relay Women: N/A - - -
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 Women: Alyssa Davis

8th

40-2.75 2011
Long Jump Women: Carlye Schuh 10th 18-7.75 2011
High Jump Men: Ray Bratchett 3rd 6-8.25 2006
Javelin Women: Kelly Magennis 7th 133-11 2007
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: Jessica Ehlen
Men: Jeff Kluge
5th
5th 
175-9
185-4 
2006
2010 

 

 

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