Golden Eagles Head to Meyo Invitational

Feb. 3, 2011

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams will head to Notre Dame, Ind., this weekend to participate in the Meyo Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5. All events will take place at the Loftus Sports Center, beginning with the women's long jump at 5 p.m. on Friday. The meet will conclude following the women's 1,600-meter relay around 5 p.m. Saturday evening.


Joining Marquette in competition this weekend will be meet-host Notre Dame, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi and Ohio State, among others.


After setting a new personal best last weekend at the Bill Bergan Invitational in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.40, Sarah Ball will to look break into Marquette's top 10 all-time. She will also be competing in the 1,000 meters and the 1,600-meter relay. 


Lauren Darnall will look to get back to her winning ways in the pole vault after she finished third last weekend at the Bill Bergen Invitational. The Hanover, N.H., native  has three first place finishes through four meets this season. Darnall finished first at the Blue and Gold Invitational on Dec. 3 and set an MU all-time record by clearing the bar at 12 feet, 8 3/4 inches (3.88 meters). She looks to be the first MU student- athlete to break the 13-foot mark. 


 Milwaukee-native Chanel Franklin captured the top spot in the 200-meter dash in her last visit to Notre Dame on Dec. 3. Franklin moved into the No. 5 spot for the event on MU's all-time list with a time of 25.48 last weekend at Iowa State. The sophomore sprinter will also compete in the 60-meter dash for the Golden Eagles, a race where Franklin holds the sixth-best time in Marquette history (7.78 seconds).


Freshman Carlye Schuh will be Marquette's lone representative in the long jump. Schuch has finished in the top five every time at every meet this season, including a first-place finish at Notre Dame on Dec. 3. She currently holds the freshman record and is fourth on the all-time list with a jump of 18 feet, 7 3/4 inches (5.68 meters).


Sophomore Kyle Winter will look to notch a BIG EAST qualifying mark in the 800 meters this weekend. Winter finished with a time of 1:55.40 on Jan. 29 and sits just three-tenths of a second outside of qualifying position.


This will be the first time all year that the Golden Eagles will have the opportunity to participate in a 5,000-meter run. The men's side will feature senior Brice Cleland, junior Nick Szczech and sophomore Jack Senefeld. Kate Horan, Anna Weber and Carly Windt will run in the event on the women's side.


Marquette will return to Notre Dame once more this season for the Alex Wilson Invitational on March 4-5.



Women's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
60-meter dash
BEQ: 7.85 sec. 
Chanel Franklin
7.78 seconds (No. 6 all-time)

200-meter dash
BEQ: 25.50 sec. 

Chanel Franklin
25.48 seconds (No. 5 all-time)
400-meter dash
BEQ: 58.24 sec. 

Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein
Jenny Zahn

57.52 seconds (No. 2 all-time)
500-meter run Gretchen Homan
Kate Hein
Katie Kemmerer
800-meter run
BEQ: 2:17.04 

Sarah Ball
Alyssa Stevens
Grace Magliola

1,000-meter run
BEQ: 2:59.04 
Grace Magliola
Sarah Ball
BEQ: 5:08.44 

Courtney Kelly
Kate Horan


5,000-meter run
BEQ: 17:37.54 
Anna Weber
Carly Windt
Kate Horan
4x400-meter relay

Sarah Ball
Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Katie Kemmerer
Jenny Zahn


High Jump
BEQ: 1.68 meters 

Sarah MacCourtney
5 feet, 3 inches (1.60 meters)
Long Jump
BEQ: 5.50 meters 

Carlye Schuh

18 feet, 7 3/4 inches (5.68 meters) (No. 4 all-time/Fr. Record)

Triple Jump
BEQ: 11.28 meters 

Alyssa Davis

38 feet 10 1/4 inches (11.84 m.) (No. 3 all-time)
Pole Vault
BEQ: 3.40 meters 
Lauren Darnall
12 feet, 8 3/4 inches (3.88 m.) (No. 1 all-time)
Shot Put
BEQ: 12.75 meters 
Kristen Gaffey
46 feet, 5 1/4 inches (14.15 m.) (No. 7 all-time)
Weight Throw
BEQ: 15.25 meters 
Jamie Roth
Kristen Gaffey

51 feet, 6 1/2 inches (15.71 m.) (No. 9 all-time)
45 feet, 9 inches (13.94 m.)


Men's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
800-meter run
BEQ: 1:55.24 
Kyle Winter
Billy Schlottke
Ben Schmitz

1,000- meter run
BEQ: 2:30.04 

Ben Schmitz
Mike McCarthy
Mitch Lacy
BEQ: 4:19.54 

Jack Hackett
Blake Johnson
Evan Ross
Patrick Maag

3,000-meter run
BEQ: 8:24.24 

Spencer Agnew
Peter Bolgert

8:27.09 (No. 7 all-time)
5,000- meter run
BEQ: 14:47.14 

Brice Cleland
Nick Szczech
Jack Senefeld

Distance Medley Relay

Spencer Agnew (1,600)
Peter Bolgert (1,200)
Evan Ross (800)
Billy Schlottke (400)

High Jump
BEQ: 1.96 meters 
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
6 feet, 7 inches (2.01 meters) (No. 6 all-time)
6 feet, 7 inches (2.01 meters) (No. 6 all-time)
Shot Put
BEQ: 14.63 meters 
Joseph Kohut
David Carbajal
50 feet, 1/4 inches (15.26 meters)
48 feet, 6 inches (14.78 meters)
Weight Throw
BEQ: 14.97 meters 
Robert Bleem
David Carbajal
53 feet, 10 1/2 inches (16.42 meters)
52 feet, 4 inches (15.95 meters)




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