Track & Field Begins Outdoor Season at Bulls Invitational

March 18, 2010



MILWAUKEE-- The Marquette University track & field squad will kick off the outdoor season this Friday at the Bulls Invitational in Tampa, Fla. 

The field events will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET with the women's hammerthrow and men's javelin, and will conclude following the men's shot put and women's javelin.  Running events will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET with the 3,000m steeplechase and commence following the men's 4x400m relay. 

On the women's side, senior captain Sarah Verdoliva will attempt to continue her record breaking campaign, as she strives to better the Jennifer Batie's school record in the 800-meter.

After narrowly missing an indoor NCAA qualifying mark in the high jump, senior Erynn James will try to earn her third consecutive berth to an NCAA outdoor regional meet.  James earned ninth place in last year’s NCAA Mideast regional, and was unable to compete due to injury in 2008. 

Sophomore Stephanie Grant will compete in the 400-meter in Friday’s competition.  During the indoor campaign, Grant etched her name in MU’s record books in the event, finishing in 57.52, the second fastest finish in school history. 

On the men’s side, senior captain Jeff Kluge will try to improve on his personal best mark of 181-0 in the hammer, which accounts for the fourth farthest distance thrown in school history. 

Freshman Cheldon Brown will compete in a running event for the first timeof his collegiate career as a member of the 4x100m relay squad.

Freshman Kyle Winter will try to continue his standout rookie season, competing in the 800-meter run in this weekend’s competition. 



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