Track & Field Takes Full Squad to USF Bulls Invitational

March 16, 2011

Heat Sheets

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams will compete in their first meet of the outdoor season as a complete squad Friday at the USF Bulls Invitational in Tampa, Fla., at the USF Track and Field Stadium.

Competition is set to begin at 8 a.m. CT with the men's javelin and the field events will continue through the field events until the men's discus at 5 p.m. Events on the track will follow a rolling schedule, beginning at 1:30 p.m. with the women's 3,000-meter run and conclude following the men's 1,600-meter relay.

Making his anticipated return to the track after redshirting both the 2010 outdoor and 2011 indoor campaigns is 200-meter run school-record holder Tyler O'Brien. O'Brien will be competing in both the 100 and 200 meters this weekend, where he ranks second and first in school history, respectively.

Freshman Aryan Avant will also be making his debut after an indoor redshirt and will compete in the 400-meter dash. Avant could also help form a potent 1,600-meter relay for the Marquette men as he joins experienced sprinters O'Brien, sophomore Kyle Winter and potentially fellow freshman Connor Stengel in that event. 

Stengel and Winter will be competing in the 400 with Avant as well.

In the men's high jump, sophomore Cheldon Brown and freshman Michael Saindon will look to build upon a solid indoor season and push each other to post higher marks as the season progresses.


 

 

Redshirt junior Jonathan Kusowski and freshman Bret Hardin will be competing for the MU men after an impressive opening meet last Friday at the USF Open. Kusowski notched the fifth-best time in school history in the hammer throw, while Hardin threw the No. 7 distance in school history and bested the freshman record.

On the women's side, sophomore Chanel Franklin will look to improve upon her marks in both the 100 and the 200, where the Milwaukee native holds the No. 3 and No. 4 marks in school history.

Junior Stephanie Grant holds the No. 4 spot in the 400 and will also compete in the 1,600-meter relay. 

Javelin throwers Catherine Benage and Lauren Benjamin will see competition for the first time this year. Both are in the top three all time at MU.

 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
100-meter dash
Chanel Franklin
Cashay Harris
11.92 seconds (No. 3 all-time)
First Collegiate Meet 

200-meter dash 

Chanel Franklin
Stephanie Grant
Cheyenne Gray
Gretchen Homan
Katie Kemmerer
Carlye Schuh
24.69 seconds (No. 4 all-time)
25.78 seconds
First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet 
400-meter dash

Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan

57.25 seconds (No. 4 all-time)
First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet 

100-meter hurdles Cheyenne Gray First Collegiate Meet
400-meter hurdles Jenny Zahn
Alyssa Stevens

1:04.29 (No. 7 all-time)
1:04.63 (No. 8 all-time)

4x100-meter relay

Chanel Franklin
Cashay Harris
Katie Kemmerer
Carlye Schuh

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4x400-meter relay

Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Katie Kemmerer
Alyssa Stevens
Jenny Zahn

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Long Jump

Alyssa Davis
Cashay Harris
Carlye Schuh

17 feet, 3/4 inch (5.20 meters)
First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet 

Triple Jump 

Alyssa Davis

39 feet, 3 inches (11.96 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
High Jump Sarah MacCourtney 5 feet, 6 inches (1.68 meters) (T-No. 5 all-time)
Javelin
Lauren Benjamin
Catherine Benage 
133 feet, 7 inches (40.72 meters) (No. 2 all-time)
129 feet (39.32 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
Shot Put  Kristen Gaffey
Kirsten Walker
First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet 
Hammer Throw  Jamie Roth
Kathryn Koeck
Kristen Gaffey
Kirsten Walker

169 feet, 2 inches (51.56 meters) (No. 8 all-time)
125 feet, 6 inches (38.25 meters)
114 feet, 2 inches (34.86 meters)
102 feet, 2 inches (31.14 meters) 

Discus Kathryn Koeck
Jamie Roth
Kristen Gaffey
140 feet, 4 inches (42.78 meters)
140 feet, 2 inches (42.72 meters)
137 feet, 3 inches (41.84 meters)

 

Men's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
100-meter dash

Tyler O'Brien

10:55 seconds (No. 2 all-time)
200-meter dash Tyler O'Brien 21.23 seconds (No. 1 all-time)
400-meter dash Kyle Winter
Aryan Avant
Connor Stengel
49.06 seconds
First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet 
800-meter run Kyle Winter
Mike McCarthy
Benjamin Schmitz
1:51.92
1:56.79
1:59.32 
110-meter hurdles

Marcell KirkmanBey
Dan Nierzwicki

First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet 
400-meter hurdles

Dan Nierzwicki

First Collegiate Meet
4x400-meter relay Aryan Avant
Mike McCarthy
Dan Nierzwicki
Tyler O'Brien
Ben Schmitz
Connor Stengel
Kyle Winter
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High Jump
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
6 feet, 7 1/2 inches (2.01 meters) (T-No. 6 all-time)
First Collegiate Meet 
Triple Jump
James Muehleman 44 feet, 8 3/4 inches (13.63 meters) (No. 10 all-time)
Long Jump James Muehleman
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
19 feet, 10 3/4 inches (6.06 meters)
-
First Collegiate Meet 
Shot Put
Joseph Kohut
David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart
51 feet, 1/4 inches (15.55 meters)
50 feet, 10 1/4 inches (15.50 meters)
Hammer Throw Jonathan Kusowski
Bret Hardin
Robert Bleem
David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart
182 feet, 11 inches (55.76 meters) (No. 5 all-time)
180 feet, 4 inches (54.97 meters) (No. 7 all-time)
160 feet, 3 inches (48.84 meters)
148 feet, 9 inches (45.34 meters)
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Discus Robert Bleem
Joe Kohut
David Carbajal
161 feet, 3 inches (49.15 meters) (No. 9 all-time)
134 feet, 1 inch (40.87 meters)
142 feet, 4 inches (43.38 meters) 

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