Track and Field Heads to Oliver Nikoloff Invitational

March 31, 2011

Final Event Schedule (PDF) | Heat Sheets (PDF)

MILWAUKEE - After a weekend off, the Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams are back in action on Friday and Saturday at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio. Friday's competition begins with the women's javelin throw at 2 p.m. CT followed by the men's 10,000-meter run at 5:05 p.m CT. Saturday's events will kick off with the women's hammer throw at 8 a.m. CT.

"This will be our first meet having the full team out there," head track and field coach Bert Rogers said. "It will be nice to see the distance crew back in action, and I am looking for a strong start to the season from them. The sprints, jumps and throws are eager to get back to competing after a weekend off last week. We are looking to put down some good marks, but also do well in the team score. This is one of only a couple scored meets we will see before the conference meet."

It will be the outdoor season debut for the distance runners, including 2010 NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round participants Nick Szczech in the 5,000-meter run and Blake Johnson in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Johnson holds the eighth-fastest mark in MU history with a top time of 9:05.30 recorded last season. Freshman Mitch Lacy and Chris Spudic will join Johnson in the steeplechase.

Marquette's 10,000-meter runners include Patrick Keeley, A.J. Gedwill and Zack Grese.

Senior Anna Weber will lead a field of MU women in the 5,000-meter run.

Senior Jamie Roth will look to better her mark of 170 feet, 3 inches (51.90 meters) in the hammer throw. Freshmen Kristen Gaffey, Kathryn Koeck and Kirsten Walker will join Roth in the hammer.

In the javelin throw, Lauren Benjamin will look to improve her BIG EAST mark of 126 feet, 8 inches (38.62 meters) that she threw at the USF Bulls Invitational. Catherine Benage will also compete.

For the men, freshman hammer thrower Bret Hardin looks to improve his distance of 184 feet, 1 inch (56.12 meters). His mark is currently the freshman record as well as number four distance in school history. Jonathan Kusowski, Robert Bleem, David Carbajal, Patrick Stuart and William Robbert will also compete in the hammer for Marquette.

Sprinters Tyler O'Brien and Chanel Franklin will look to improve on their marks set at the USF Bulls Invitational. O'Brien returned to the track after redshirting both indoor and outdoor seasons. He qualified in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and will look to better his ranking in the BIG EAST Conference. In her first outdoor meet of the 2011 season, Franklin qualified in the 100-meter dash and set a personal record in the 200.

Competition will conclude Saturday at roughly 5:30 p.m. CT, following the men's 1,600-meter relay.

 

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

200-meter dash 

Chanel Franklin
Carlye Schuh
24.53 seconds (No. 4 all-time)
25.41 seconds
400-meter dash

Gretchen Homan
Kate Hein
Katie Kemmerer

57.57 seconds
57.96 seconds
First Collegiate Meet 

800-meter run Sarah Ball
Grace Magliola
First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet 
1,500-meter run Kristin Pelzel
Grace Magliola
4:38.76
First Collegiate Meet
5,000-meter run Anna Weber
Kate Horan
Carly Windt
Bekki Misanin
Hannah Frett
17:45.55
17:56.41
18:12.02
19:18.56
First Collegiate Meet
3,000-meter steeplechase Kate Horan
Courtney Kelly
Melissa Budelier
11:04.35
11:05.14
-
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

-

4x400-meter relay

Sarah Ball
Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Katie Kemmerer
Grace Magliola
Kristin Pelzel
Alyssa Stevens
Jenny Zahn

-
Long Jump

Carlye Schuh

18 feet, 2 1/4 inches (5.54 meters)

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
Kathryn Koeck
Kirsten Walker
44 feet (13.41 meters)
36 feet, 9 1/2 inches (11.21 meters)
35 feet, 5 1/4 inches (10.80 meters) 
Hammer Throw  Jamie Roth
Kathryn Koeck
Kristen Gaffey
Kirsten Walker

170 feet, 3 inches (51.90 meters) (No. 7 all-time)
138 feet, 1 inch (42.09 meters)
122 feet, 2 inches (37.25 meters)
121 feet (36.89 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
Aryan Avant
21.23 seconds (No. 1 all-time)
First Collegiate Meet 
400-meter dash Connor Stengel
Ben Schmitz
50.37 seconds
52.80 seconds 
800-meter run Kyle Winter
Garrett McKnight
Mike McCarthy
Spencer Agnew
Blake Johnson
Patrick Maag
Mitch Lacy
Chris Spudic
1:51.92
1:56.10
1:56.79
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-
-
First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet 
1,500-meter run Nick Szczech
Garrett McKnight
Spencer Agnew
Patrick Maag
3:57.99
4:00.45
-
5,000-meter run Nick Szczech
Brice Cleland
Connor Callahan
Bob Guthrie
14:13.35
14:42.91
14:59.73
First Collegiate Meet 
10,000-meter run Patrick Keeley
A.J. Gedwill
Zack Grese
31:55.66
33:48.53
First Collegiate Meet 
3,000-meter steeplechase Blake Johnson
Mitch Lacy
Chris Spudic
9:05.30 (No. 8 all-time)
First Collegiate Meet
First Collegiate Meet 
110-meter hurdles

Marcell KirkmanBey

15.77 seconds
4x400-meter relay Aryan Avant
Mike McCarthy
Tyler O'Brien
Ben Schmitz
Connor Stengel
Kyle Winter
-
High Jump
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
6 feet, 7 1/2 inches (2.01 meters) (T-No. 6 all-time)
6 feet, 6 3/4 inches (2.00 meters) (No. 8 all-time)
Triple Jump
James Muehleman 44 feet, 11 1/2 inches (13.70 meters) (No. 10 all-time)
Long Jump James Muehleman
Marcell KirkmanBey
19 feet, 11 inches (6.07 meters)
18 feet, 8 inches (5.69 meters)
Pole Vault Jerrick Backous
Nick Benn
First Collegiate Meet
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)
43 feet, 1 inch (13.13 meters)
Hammer Throw Bret Hardin
Jonathan Kusowski
Robert Bleem
David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart
William Robbert
184 feet, 1 inch (56.12 meters) (No. 5 all-time) (FR)
182 feet, 11 inches (55.76 meters) (No. 6 all-time)
164 feet, 5 inches (48.45 meters)
155 feet, 9 inches (47.47 meters)
138 feet, 7 inches (42.25 meters)
First Collegiate Meet
Discus

Robert Bleem
David Carbajal
Joseph Kohut 

161 feet, 3 inches (49.15 meters) (No. 9 all-time)
142 feet, 6 inches (43.44 meters)
134 feet, 1 inch (40.87 meters) 

 

 

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