Track & Field Focuses on Sprint Medley Relay Record at WIU

Freshman Glenn Lawrence will help the MU men try to break a 32-year old program record in the sprint medley relay.

April 12, 2012

LEE CALHOUN MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL
Western Illinois University | Hanson Field | Macomb, Ill. | April 13-14 

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette men's and women's track and field teams continue their outdoor season this weekend at the 23rd Annual Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational on April 13-14 in Macomb, Ill. Competition will be held at Hanson Field on the campus of Western Illinois University.

"This is the time of the year where we expect to see big marks in the throws and the running events," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. "We are to the point in the year where we will be running in meets that are a little bit warmer, which always helps with performances."

Competition for the Lee Calhoun Invitational will get underway at 2 p.m. on Friday with the women's hammer throw, followed immediately by the men. The first day running events will feature Marquette's relay and distance athletes, with the sprint medley relay beginning at 5 p.m. and concluding with the 10,000-meter run.

The Marquette men will attempt to break a 32-year old program record in sprint medley relay on Friday at 5 p.m. Tyler O'Brien and Glenn Lawrence will each run a 200-meter leg, with Michael Kemmerer running the 400 and Kyle Winter on the anchor 800-meter leg.

The current Marquette record of 3:23.26 was set by John Rydeski, Vic Dallas, Keith Connolly and Jeff Grant in 1980.

"The sprint medley relay is something we don't get to do that often," Rogers said. "It is an event we are trying to gear up for and run a fast time. This is the last team event before we head out to California so we are trying to put down good marks and continue the season along before we get into some of the bigger meets."

The men's and women's pole vault will kick-off Saturday's action at 11 a.m., while running events commence simultaneously on the track with the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase. The invitational will conclude following the men's 4x400-meter run at 4:30 p.m.

Junior Melissa Budelier will attempt to defend her title from last year's invitational in the steeplechase. The Stevens Point, Wis., native earned Marquette's lone event victory at the 2011 competition, finishing with a time of 11:58.38 and helping the women's side to a third-place finish.

Sprinter Chanel Franklin will compete in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, as well as the women's sprint medley relay. In last week's dual meet against Milwaukee, Franklin picked up 17 points for MU by sweeping both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Joining Franklin in the sprint medley relay on Friday will be Sarah Ball, Gretchen Homan and Katie Kemmerer.

In the field events, James Muehleman will look to improve upon his No. 4 all-time program mark of 46-11.50 (14.31 meters) in the triple jump. Muehleman will also represent the Golden Eagles in the long jump along with teammates Marcell KirkmanBey and Michael Saindon.

In its last meet, Marquette swept the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee April 5 in an outdoor dual meet at the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track and Field Facility. The women earned a 100-90 win over the Panthers, while the men topped their counterparts, 97-89.

Live results will be available, courtesy of WIU at the link provided above.

Marquette Women

Women's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
100-meter dash
BIG EAST: 12.15
Chanel Franklin 11.92 seconds (No. 3 all-time)
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 25.04

Chanel Franklin

24.53 seconds (No. 4 all-time)

400-meter run
BIG EAST: 56.94

Gretchen Homan
Katie Kemmerer

56.87 seconds (No.5 all-time)
58.69 seconds

800-meter run
BIG EAST: 2:14.04

Sarah Ball
Grace Magliola
Krista McClure
Katie Tolan

2:14.14
2:17.10
2:17.75
2:25.15

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 4:38.44

Olivia Johnson
Courtney Kelly
Kenzie Vicker
Holly Robertson
Haley Loprieno

4:28.01
4:40.39
4:42.33
4:49.31
5:15.42

3,000-meter run 

Mackenzie Hoffman
Bekki Misanin

11:15.68
11:20.98 

10,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 37:03.74 

Christina Sliepka
Alyssa Beste
Hannah Frett
Claire Guidinger

39:18.66
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400-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 1:04.14
Jenny Zahn 1:03.32 (No. 5 all-time)
4x800-meter relay
Pool 
Grace Magliola
Krista McClure
Holly Robertson
Katie Tolan
-

Sprint Medley Relay
MU Rec.: 4:03.60
 

Sarah Ball (800)
Chanel Franklin (200)
Gretchen Homan (400)
Katie Kemmerer (200)

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Steeplechase
BIG EAST: 11:10.24  
Melissa Budelier 11:29.30
Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 11.65 m. 
Carlye Schuh
Krista McClure
37-02.25 (11.33 meters)
32-02.00 (9.80 meters)
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.68 m.
Sarah MacCourtney 5-06.00 (1.68 meters) (T-No. 5 all-time)
Pole Vault
BIG EAST:  3.60 m.
Abby Croft 11-09.75 (3.60 meters)
Shot Put
BIG EAST: 12.75 m.
Kristen Gaffey
Kirsten Walker
46-04.75 (14.14 meters) (No. 4 all-time)
39-10.50 (12.15 meters)
Hammer
BIG EAST: 45.12 m.
Kathryn Koeck
Samantha Kennedy
Kristen Gaffey
183-04 (55.88 meters) (PR) (No. 3 all-time)
159-05 (48.60 meters)
130-08 (39.82 meters) (PR)
Discus
BIG EAST: 40.00 m.

Kathryn Koeck
Kristen Gaffey

140.04 (42.78 meters)
137-04 (41.86 meters)  
Javelin
BIG EAST: 36.00 m.
Lauren Benjamin
Samantha Kennedy
133-07 (40.72 meters) (No. 2 all-time)
114-04 (34.84 meters) (No. 7 all-time)

 Marquette Men

Men's Event Student-Athlete     Personal Record (MU Rank)

100-meter dash
BIG EAST: 11.00

Tyler O'Brien
Glenn Lawrence
10.55 seconds (No. 2 all-time)
11.32

200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.18

Glenn Lawrence
Michael Kemmerer

22.66

400-meter dash
BIG EAST: 49.04

Michael Kemmerer 50.88

800-meter dash
BIG EAST: 1:52.54

Kyle Winter
Evan Ross
1:49.84 (No. 3 all-time)
1:53.64

1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 3:55.24 

Peter Bolgert
Blake Johnson
Patrick Maag
Ben Schmitz
David Sajdak
Marc DiVerde
3:49.58 (No. 6 all-time)
3:52.94
3:59.01
4:04.07
4:10.25

3,000-meter run

Marc DiVerde

9:10.45

10,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 31:00.64 

Keith Schueller
Bob Guthrie

31:55.88
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Steeplechase
BIG EAST: 9:25.54

Brendan Franz
A.J. Gedwill

-
110-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 15.35

Marcell KirkmanBey
Dan Nierzwicki

15.24 seconds
15.92
Sprint Medley Relay
MU Rec.: 3:23.26
Glenn Lawrence (200)
Tyler O'Brien (200)
Michael Kemmerer (400)
Kyle Winter (800) 
-
4x800-meter relay
Pool 
Peter Bolgert
Brendan Franz
Blake Johnson
Evan Ross
Ben Schmitz
-
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.98 m.
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
6-10.75 (2.10 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
6-08.25 (2.04 meters) (No. 4 all-time)
Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 14.00 m.
James Muehleman
Cheldon Brown
46-11.50 (14.31 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
40-10.50 (12.46 meters)

Long Jump
BIG EAST: 6.90 m.

James Muehleman
Michael Saindon
Marcell KirkmanBey
21-01.50 (6.44 meters)
20-06.50 (6.26 meters)
20-03.00 (6.17 meters) 
Pole Vault
BIG EAST: 4.55 m.
Jerrick Backous
Nick Benn

14-07.25 (4.45 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
12-11.50 (3.95 meters)

Shot Put
BIG EAST: 14.75 m.
David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart

50-10.25 (15.40 meters)
49-09.75 (15.18 meters)

Hammer
BIG EAST: 49.00 m.
Bret Hardin
Jonathan Kusowski
Robert Bleem
William Koeck
David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart

187-01 (57.03 meters) (No. 2 all-time)
185.08 (56.59 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
172-06 (52.57 meters) (No. 9 all-time)
172-06 (52.57 meters) (No. 9 all-time)
168-04 (51.31 meters)
158-00 (48.16 meters) 

Discus
BIG EAST: 44.50 m.
Robert Bleem
David Carbajal
William Koeck
161-03 (49.15 meters) (No. 9 all-time)
142-10 (43.54 meters)
139-02 (42.41 meters)

 

 

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