Marquette Begins Outdoor Season at USF Bulls Invitational

Kate Hein set a 400-meter dash PR last season at USF.

March 13, 2013

2013 USF Bulls Invitational 
USF Track & Field Stadium | Tampa, Fla.
Thursday-Friday, March 14-15

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MILWAUKEE –The Marquette University men’s and women’s track & field teams head to Tampa, Fla., to participate in the USF Bulls Invitational on Thursday, March 14 for their first action of the outdoor campaign.

Competition at the USF Track & Field Stadium begins Thursday afternoon with the hammer throw, beginning with the women’s event at 3 p.m. Central Time. All other events will take place on Friday, beginning with the men’s javelin at 8:30 a.m. CT.

“We are looking to take advantage of the warm weather, get a great week of training, and put down some solid early season marks in the Bulls Invite,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “I especially expect to see some nice things out of the field events.”

Starting with the action on Thursday, Marquette will feature a pair of men and women in the hammer throw. The duo of Samantha Kennedy and Kathryn Koeck will begin competition at 3 p.m., while men's participants, William Koeck and David Carbajal, start at 5:30 p.m. 

Marquette's outdoor women’s long jump record holder, Carlye Schuh, kicks off the field events on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. After the women's action concludes, junior Michael Saindon and senior Cheldon Brown will compete in the men’s long jump.

Cheldon Brown looks to build on his excellent performance at last year's USF Bulls Invitational in the high jump, where he set a personal best and the third-best mark in Marquette history with a leap of 6 feet, 10 3/4 inches (2.10 meters) to win the event. 

Sarah MacCourtney, who notched a sixth-place finish in the high jump last season, will begin competition at 2 p.m. Freshman Tatayana Pashibin, who completed a very successful indoor campaign, will also be competing in the high jump.

Tyler Leverington, a first-year law student, will use his final season of outdoor eligibility in the distance events for the Golden Eagles. Leverington previously ran for five years at North Dakota State where he earned his bachelor's degree. Leverington begins his comeback in the 1,500-meter run starting at 2:30 p.m. CT.

The junior trio of Kate Hein, Gretchen Homan, and Katie Kemmerer will compete in the in the women’s 400-meter run. Last year in Tampa, Hein placed third (56.25 seconds) with the third-best time in program history, while Homan currently holds the fourth-best mark in program history (56.26 seconds). 

Marquette’s Meet Entries – USF Bulls Invitational – March 14-15

Chanel Franklin: 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay
Kristen Gaffey: Shot Put, Discus
Kate Hein: 400m, 200m
Gretchen Homan: 400m, 200m, 4x100m Relay
Katie Kemmerer: 400m, 200m, 4x100m Relay
Samantha Kennedy: Hammer, Javelin
Kathryn Koeck: Hammer, Discus
Sarah MacCourtney: High Jump
Tatyana Pashibin: High Jump, Long Jump
Carlye Schuh: Long Jump, 100m, 4x100m Relay
Kirsten Walker: Shot Put

Cheldon Brown: High Jump, Long Jump
David Carbajal: Hammer, Shot Put, Discus
John Kaplan: Pole Vault
Marcell KirkmanBey: 110m Hurdles
William Koeck: Hammer, Discus
Glenn Lawrence Jr.: 100m, 200m
Tyler Leverington: 1,500m
Vinny Martello: Pole Vault
Anton Rice: 800m
Michael Saindon: High Jump, Long Jump




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