Track and Field Wins Eight Events at Wisconsin Twilight
May 9, 2010
MADISON, Wis. - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field squads concluded competition Saturday evening at the Wisconsin Twilight meet by capturing eight event titles at the Dan McClimon Memorial Track Complex.
"We had a pretty solid meet considering the weather was in the mid-40s and raining, which affected the sprints, jumps and throws," head coach Bert Rogers said. "Carrie (Schmid) and Olivia (Johnson) each won their events and did pretty well. Olivia ran well until the last 200 meters and just didn't have it at the end. She will try to get an NCAA time next weekend."
Johnson fell short in her attempt to reach a mark qualifying her for the first round of the NCAA Championships, but took home a victory in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:35.17.
Schmid earned a first-place finish in the pole vault, reaching a height of 3.75 meters.
Courtney Kelly collected her second-straight victory in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:04.90.
In the hammer throw, senior Jeff Kluge won the event with a toss of 55.75 meters.
The Golden Eagles return to action Thursday, May 13 at the North Central Invitational and will also compete Friday at the Louisville Twilight.
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