Track & Field
Lauren Darnall Sets Marquette Pole Vault Record

Lauren Darnall bettered her pole vault mark by over 1 1/2 feet

Lauren Darnall bettered her pole vault mark by over 1 1/2 feet

Dec. 3, 2010

Complete Results

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Junior pole vaulter Lauren Darnall shattered the Marquette University track and field school record Friday evening with a height of 12 feet, 8 3/4 inches (3.88 meters) at the Blue and Gold Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.

"Lauren Darnall has come a long way since last indoor season and set the school record in the pole vault," head coach Bert Rogers said. "She had two really good attempts at 3.96 meters, and 13 feet is definitely on the horizon. We had a pretty good meet today, especially on the women's side, and we are excited to build on the performance and get back to work after winter break."

Darnall's previous career-high was 11 feet, 1 3/4 inches (3.40 meters), which ranked as the fourth-best mark in MU history. Carrie Schmid, a 2010 Marquette graduate, was the previous record holder at 12 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Darnall's mark qualifies her for the 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held on Feb. 19-20 in Akron, Ohio.

In addition to Darnall's performance, the MU women got stellar performances from sophomore sprinter Chanel Franklin, who set a personal record and a BIG EAST-qualifying mark in the 60-meter dash (7.80 seconds/No. 6 all-time) and defended her title in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.62 seconds.

Joining Franklin in the 200 was freshman Carlye Schuh, who in addition to a third-place finish (25.90 seconds) in that event, the No. 9 mark all-time, won the long jump with a BIG EAST mark of 18 feet, 6 inches (5.64 meters/No. 5 all-time).


 

 

Junior Stephanie Grant improved upon her personal record in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:17.58, while freshman Gretchen Homan moved into the No. 8 spot in Marquette history with a time of 1:18.61 and a fifth-place finish.

Alyssa Davis also captured an event title in the triple jump with a BIG EAST mark of 37 feet, 8 3/4 inches.

On the men's side, freshman Michael Saindon took second in the high jump with a BIG EAST mark of 6 feet, 7 inches (2.01 meters), to tie teammate Cheldon Brown for sixth in MU history. Brown finished third in the event with a BIG EAST height of 6 feet, 5 inches (1.96 meters).

Another freshman, Marcell KirkmanBey, notched the sixth-best mark at MU with a time of 8.64 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles.

Connor Stengel also moved into the No. 9 spot at MU with a third-place finish (1:05.68) in the 500-meter dash, finishing one spot behind sophomore Kyle Winter's time of 1:05.21.

The Golden Eagles will return to action as a full squad Jan. 15 in Madison, Wis., at the Badger Track Classic.

 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Time/Mark (*BIG EAST Qualifier) (MU Rank)
60-meter dash Chanel Franklin
Cheyenne Gray
2
11
7.80 seconds* (Personal Record/No. 6 all-time)
8.49 seconds

200-meter dash

Chanel Franklin
Carlye Schuh
1
3
25.62 seconds
25.90 seconds (No. 9 all-time)
500-meter dash

Stephanie Grant
Gretchen Homan
Kate Hein
Jenny Zahn


3
5
7
9

1:17.58 (Personal Record/No. 7 all-time)
1:18.61 (No. 8 all-time)
1:19.75
1:21.41
800-meter run Christine Hansen
Melissa Burghardt
1
2
2:31.41
2:32.09
1,000-meter run

Alyssa Stevens

7 3:05:66 (Personal Record)
60-meter hurdles Cheyenne Gray 5 9.70 seconds
4x400-meter relay Gretchen Homan
Carlye Schuh
Christine Hansen
Kate Hein
5  4:06.40
High Jump Marisa Handley 4 5-feet, 1/4 inch (1.53 meters)
Triple Jump Alyssa Davis 1 37 feet, 8 3/4 inches* (11.50 meters)
Long Jump Carlye Schuh 1 18 feet, 6 inches* (5.64 meters) (No. 5 all-time)
(Freshman Record)
Pole Vault
Lauren Darnall
Abby Croft
        
1
-
12 feet, 8 3/4 inches* (3.88 m.) (School Record)
NH

 

Men's Event Student-Athlete Place Time/Mark (*BIG EAST Qualifier) (MU Rank)
60-meter dash
Marcell KirkmanBey
  
5 7.77 seconds
200-meter dash Dan Nierzwicki 7 23.33 seconds

500-meter dash

Kyle Winter
Connor Stengel
2
3
1:05.21
1:05.68 (No. 9 all-time)
1,000-meter run

Ben Schmitz
Mike McCarthy
Brett Scheuber

5
7
14
2:30.40 (Personal Record)
2:32.17
2:37.78
3,000-meter run  A.J. Gedwill 9 9:19.72
60-meter hurdles

Marcell KirkmanBey
Dan Nierzwicki

4
7
8.64 seconds (No. 6 all-time)
8.88 seconds
4x400-meter relay Connor Stengel
Dan Nierzwicki
Ben Schmitz
Kyle Winter
4 3:26.04
High Jump Michael Saindon
Cheldon Brown
T.J. Hodgson
2
3
7
6 feet, 7 inches* (2.01 meters) (No. 6 all-time)
6 feet, 5 inches* (1.96 meters)
5 feet, 9 1/4 inches (1.76 meters)
Triple Jump James Muehleman 5
43 feet, 1 3/4 inches (13.15 meters)                        
Long Jump
Michael Saindon
James Muehleman
Cheldon Brown

9
10
-
19 feet, 11 3/4 inches (6.09 meters)
18 feet, 10 inches (5.74 meters)
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