Grebinski and Hackett Headline Busy Weekend for Track and Field
March 25, 2010
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams will split their squads this weekend and head to different parts of the country. While most student-athletes will head to Carbondale, Ill. for the SIU Spring Classic on Friday and Saturday, a handful of selected distance runners will make the trek to California Friday for the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the prestigious Stanford Invitational.
"We have a few different things going on this weekend with the distance crew going out to California and the bulk of the squad competing at Southern Illinois," said head coach Bert Rogers. "It looks to be a good weekend all around. The weather in Carbondale is looking good and that should lead to fast times and good performances from the field events. The meets at Stanford and San Francisco State will feature some of the top distance talent in the country, which should lead to fast times. We are ready to continue the nice start we had to the outdoor season last weekend at USF."
The lone competitors at the Stanford Invitational will be senior Jayne Grebinski and sophomore Jack Hackett. Grebinski owns the MU record in the 5,000-meter run, set at the Stanford Invitational in 2008, but will look to better her personal-best time of 10:34.15 in the steeplechase. Grebinski's time in the steeplechase currently ranks her second in MU history in the event, behind only former all-America Brianna Dahm.
Grebinski and Hackett each won their respective 1,500-meter races at the USF Bulls Invitational on March 19.
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