Trio of First Place Finishes Highlight Bulls Invitational

March 19, 2010

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TAMPA, Fla—Three first place finishes capped off a successful weekend at the Bulls Invitational, in Tampa, Fla., for the Marquette University track and field squad.

Senior Jayne Grebinski took first in the 1,500-meter, crossing the finish in 4:30.29, the fourth fastest finish in school history.  Junior Olivia Johnson also etched her name in Marquette’s record books, finishing just over a second behind Grebinski, earning a third place (4:31.68) finish in the event and fifth in MU history.

Sophomore Jack Hackett also captured the meet title in the 1,500-meter, finishing in 3:55.17, while freshman Patrick Maag finished fifth. 

Blake Johnson’s 9:08.84 finish in the 3,000m steeplechase rounded out the Golden Eagle’s trio of titles, and secured him a place in MU’s top-ten.  Sophomore Peter Bolgert and freshman Spencer Agnew finished second and fourth, respectively.  

Senior Erynn James tied her personal best in the high jump, leaping 5-08.75, good for second overall. 

Sophomore Kyle Winter also earned the silver in the 400-meter, finishing in 1:53.91.  Bolgert, Mike McCarthy and Johnson rounded out Marquette’s top four in the event, finishing fifth, eighth and ninth, respectively. 

The throws squad had a good showing in the weekend’s competition with senior captain Jeff Kluge taking third in the hammer, Rachel Thiel placing third in the shot put and seniors Eric Matuszewski and Joe Kohut finishing fourth and fifth, respectively in the shot put. 




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