Track & Field Returns to Notre Dame for Meyo Invitational
Jan. 31, 2013
2013 UW-PARKSIDE CLASSIC
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MILWAUKEE - Coming off a successful showing at the Bill Bergan Invitational last weekend, the Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams will continue their campaign on Feb. 1-2 at the prestigious Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame at the Loftus Sports Center.
The Golden Eagles have competed at Meyo every year since 2005 and are expected to see strong competition in the weekend's premiere track and field meet. Live results and streaming video coverage will be available for the meet, courtesy of UND.com (Delta Timing Group) and Flotrack.org, respectively.
The Invitational is entering its 26 year of existence and is highlighted by the men's "Meyo Mile," an event which has seen eight sub-4:00 miles in the past four seasons.
Competition at the Meyo Invitational will begin on Friday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. Central time with men's and women's field events, before the women's 60-meter hurdles kick off the track events at 4 p.m. The women's 3,000-meter run will open Saturday's morning session at 9 a.m. CT, while the men's 4x400-meter relay will conclude the day's events at 4:10 p.m.
After setting the program record in the women's long jump at the Bill Bergan Invitational on Jan. 26 with a jump of 19 feet, 5 1/2 inches (5.93 meters), junior Carlye Schuh looks to continue her record-setting season when she competes in the long and triple jump this weekend. Schuh currently sits fourth all-time at MU in the triple jump at 37 feet, 10 1/4 inches, a mark she set earlier this season (Dec. 7) at Notre Dame's Blue & Gold Invitational.
Senior Sarah MacCourtney and freshman Tatyana Pashibin will continue their season-long battle in the high jump. The duo has been trading off first- and second-places finishes at events all season, including at the Bill Bergan Invitational. Both MacCourtney and Pashibin jumped a distance of 5 feet, 8 inches last weekend at Iowa State, tying the No. 3 mark in program history, but MacCourtney claimed the top spot on a tie-breaker.
Senior Lauren Darnall and junior Abby Croft will represent MU in the pole vault. Darnall holds the school record in the event with a height of 12 feet, 8 3/4 inches (3.88 meters), while Croft ranks third in program history at 11 feet, 9 3/4 inches (3.60 meters).
On the track for the women's squad, freshman Molly Hanson will look to continue her momentum from her fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run last weekend, when she claimed a BIG EAST qualifying and MU freshman record time of 2:14.18. Hanson, along with classmates Kellie Greenwood and Kayla Spencer, will also run in the 1,000 meters.
The Golden Eagles will be represented in the men's high jump by junior Michael Saindon and senior Cheldon Brown, who own the No. 4 and No. 5 ranks in MU high jump history, respectively. Saindon claimed his record mark on Jan. 19 at the Illini Classic with a height of 6 feet, 9 1/2 inches (2.07 meters) and returns to action this weekend after not competing at the Bill Bergan Invitational. Brown will be returning to the site of his personal-best jump of 6 feet, 9 inches (2.06 meters), which he set at the Blue & Gold Invitational on Dec. 7.
Senior Kyle Winter and freshman Anton Rice will both compete in the 800-meter run and are candidates for Marquette in 4x400-meter relay. Winter, who ranks third all-time in the 800, is looking to get into form to defend his BIG EAST indoor title in the event.
While the Marquette jumpers and runners will be at the Meyo Invitational, the MU throwers will head to the UW-Parkside Track and Field Classic on Saturday, Feb. 2. The day's events will begin with the weight throw at 10 a.m. with the shot put following completion of the weight throw.
Marquette will compete in the Grand Valley State Big Meet on Feb. 8-9, in preparation for the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 16-17 in Geneva, Ohio.
Marquette's Meet Entries - Meyo Invitational - Feb. 1-2
Marquette's Meet Entries - UW-Parkside Track and Field Classic - Feb. 2