Marquette Hosts Milwaukee in Dual Meet Action
April 3, 2013
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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams will compete in their only home meet of the season, when they host the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday, April 5 at the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility at Valley Fields.
The dual meet will begin at 11 a.m., with the pole vault, javelin, long jump, and triple jump events starting simultaneously. Competition on the track will get underway at 2 p.m., with the women's 100-meter run.
The day's action will conclude with the running of the women's and men's 4x400-meter relay, scheduled for 4 p.m. and 4:05 p.m., respectively.
Koeck, who will also participate in the discus, moved into second on MU's all-time hammer throw list on March 15, when she had a personal-best toss of 193 feet, 3 inches (58.91 meters) at South Florida on March 15. Kennedy currently is fifth all-time in the hammer throw with a mark of 181 feet (55.18 meters) and sixth in the javelin with a personal-best toss of 115 feet, 8 inches (35.26 meters).
The Marquette sprinters of Tierra Brown, Chanel Franklin and Carlye Schuh will get the meet's track events underway in 100-meter dash, while Sarah Ball and Melissa Budelier will follow in the 100-meter hurdles. Both Ball and Budelier will also participate in the 400-meter hurdles and are candidates for the 4x400-meter relay team.
In the distance events for the Marquette women, Haley Loprieno will compete in the 1,500-meter run with teammates Rebecca Pachuta and Kayla Spencer. Spencer finished seventh in the 1,500-meter run at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 30) last time out in a time of 4:42.56.
On the men's side, sophomore William Koeck will look to continue his impressive season. Koeck is slated to compete in the discus, hammer and javelin throws this weekend. The Winneconne, Wis., native ranks No. 2 all-time in outdoor program history with a personal-best hammer throw of 181 feet, 3 inches (55.25 meters).
Junior Michael Saindon will look to build off his high jump performance from the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational, where he finished third with a BIG EAST-qualifying mark of 6 feet, 8 inches (2.03 meters). Saindon will be joined by Max Kiplin in the high jump.
Michael Corr, D.T. McDonald, Benjamin Schmitz, Ryan Shields, Kyle Winter and Zach Young will all be a part of the 800-meter field. Each one of the long sprinters is a possible candidate for the 4x400-meter relay team.
The 3,000-meter run will feature a slew of Marquette runners on the men's side. Spencer Agnew, Connor Callahan, Marc DiVerde, AJ Gedwill, Zach Grese, Cody Haberkorn and Patrick Maag will all take to the starting line in the long distance run.
Marquette swept Milwaukee in outdoor dual meet action last year at Valley Fields. The women claimed a 100-90 victory over the Panthers, while the men were victorious 97-89.
The dual meet format gives the team a unique experience in which it can focus on competitive team scoring, which can sometimes be lost in a meet featuring many teams.
Marquette's Meet Entries - vs. Milwaukee - April 5