Track Sends Split Squad to California and Chicago

April 13, 2011

Mt. SAC Relays Home

 

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field squads return to action this weekend at meets in Chicago and California. The squads will be split with selected runners and jumper Alyssa Davis competing in California, while the remainder of the squad will compete at the DePaul Invitational in Chicago.

The weekend's competition opens in California at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open and the prestigious Mt. San Antonio College Relays on Thursday, April 14. Junior Courtney Kelly will kick things off for the Golden Eagles at Mt. SAC in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 8:30 p.m. CT, while Alyssa Davis will compete at CSULA at the same time in the triple jump. The 10,000-meter run will close out Thursday's action on both the men's and women's sides.

Friday's action will begin at 2:40 p.m. CT at Azusa Pacific University's Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif., when freshmen 400-meter dash runners Kate Hein and Gretchen Homan join junior Stephanie Grant in the event. All three runners are ranked in the top eight all-time at Marquette, with Hein leading the way at No. 4 (56.88 seconds).

Freshman Sarah Ball (800-meter run) and Jenny Zahn (400-meter hurdles) will also compete for the women in Azusa, while Spencer Agnew and Patrick Maag will represent the men in the 5,000-meter run.


 

 

Back at the Mt. SAC Relays on Friday, redshirt junior Tyler O'Brien will return to the 200-meter dash after a week running off-events. O'Brien recorded his second fastest time in the event (21.28 seconds) on April 2 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational to earn BIG EAST Men's Track Athlete of the Week. Sophomore Kyle Winter will also compete Friday at Mt. SAC in the 800 meters.

If O'Brien fails to break his own school record in the 200, he will have another opportunity on Saturday afternoon at the Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif. He will also compete in the 100-meter dash.

Competition at the Beach Invitational begins at noon CT Saturday and will conclude following the women's 1,600-meter relay at roughly 7:30 p.m. CT.

Marquette will send a majority of its squad, including all the throwers, to the DePaul Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium. Action at DePaul starts at 9 a.m. with the men's javelin in the field events, while competition on the track begins at 11 a.m. The meet is expected to end at roughly 5 p.m. after the men's 1,600-meter relay.

 

Cal State L.A. Twilight Open (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Thursday, April 14 

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

Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 11.28 meters     


Alyssa Davis

39 feet, 4 1/2 inches (12 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
Men's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)

10,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 31:00.64


Patrick Keeley
Bob Guthrie

31:27.64

 

Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)
Thursday, April 14-Saturday, April 16 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
10,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 37:03.74

Anna Weber
Carly Windt
Kate Horan
Bekki Misanin


36:35.47
38:11.72
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3,000-meter steeplechase
BIG EAST: 11:10.24 

Courtney Kelly 11:04.44 (No. 8 all-time)
Men's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.18 sec.     
Tyler O'Brien 21.23 seconds (No.1 all-time)
800-meter run
BIG EAST: 1:52.54 

Kyle Winter

1:51.92
10,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 31:00.64 

Connor Callahan
Brice Cleland
Blake Johnson
Nick Szczech
 

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Bryan Clay Invitational (Azusa, Calif.)
Friday, April 15 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
400-meter dash
BIG EAST: 57.24 sec. 

Kate Hein
Stephanie Grant
Gretchen Homan

56.88 seconds (No. 4 all-time)
57.08 seconds (No. 5 all-time)
57.57 seconds (No. 8 all-time)

800-meter run
BIG EAST: 2:14.04 
Sarah Ball
2:15.08

400- meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 1:04.14
 
Jenny Zahn 1:03.51 (No. 5 all-time)
Men's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
5,000- meter run
BIG EAST: 14:47.14   
Spencer Agnew
Patrick Maag
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The Beach Invitational (Norwalk, Calif.)
Saturday, April 16 

Women's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 25.04 sec. 
Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Jenny Zahn
25.78 seconds
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1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 4:38.44 

Courtney Kelly
Sarah Ball
4:48.65
3,000-meter steeplechase        
BIG EAST: 11:10.24 

Kate Horan

11:05.14 (No. 9 all-time)


4x400-meter relay
 
Stephanie Grant
Kate Hein
Gretchen Homan
Jenny Zahn
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Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 11.28 meters 
Alyssa Davis

39 feet, 4 1/2 inches (12 meters) (No. 3 all-time)

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

100-meter dash
BIG EAST: 11.00 sec.
 
Tyler O'Brien 10.55 seconds (No. 2 all-time)
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.18 sec. 

Tyler O'Brien
 
21.23 seconds (No. 1 all-time)

400-meter dash
BIG EAST: 49.04 sec.
 
Kyle Winter 48.62 seconds (No. 8 all-time)

1,500 meter run
BIG EAST: 3:55.24
 
Nick Szczech 3:57.99

 

DePaul Invitational (Chicago, Ill.)
Saturday, April 16 

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

200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 25.04 sec. 

Carlye Schuh
Katie Kemmerer
25.41 seconds
26.62 seconds 
400-meter dash
BIG EAST: 57.24 

Katie Kemmerer

59.61 seconds

800-meter run
BIG EAST: 2:14.04 
Grace Magliola
Melissa Burghardt
2:23.92
2:25.70
1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 4:28.44 
Kristin Pelzel
Grace Magliola
Holly Robertson
Melissa Budelier

4:38.76
4:46.95
4:53.43

3,000-meter run
Christina Sliepka
Hannah Frett
Kristen Pelzel
Melissa Budelier
18:23.25
18:49.30
19:00.59
100-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 14.84 sec. 
Cheyenne Gray 15.88 seconds
400-meter hurdles Alyssa Stevens
Christine Hansen

1:04.63 (No. 8 all-time)
1:07.55 

4x400-meter relay

Melissa Burghardt
Christine Hansen
Katie Kemmerer
Alyssa Stevens

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Long Jump
BIG EAST: 5.60 meters 

Carlye Schuh

18 feet, 2 1/4 inches (5.54 meters)
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.68 meters 
Sarah MacCourtney
Marisa Handley

5 feet, 6 inches (1.68 meters) (T-No. 5 all-time)
5 feet, 3 1/4 inches (1.61 meters) 

Javelin
BIG EAST: 36 meters
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
BIG EAST: 12.75 meters 
Kristen Gaffey
Kirsten Walker
44 feet, 4 3/4 inches (13.53 meters)
36 feet, 9 3/4 inches (11.22 meters)
Hammer Throw 
BIG EAST: 46 meters 
Jamie Roth
Kathryn Koeck
Kirsten Walker

175 feet, 1 inches (53.37 meters) (No. 5 all-time)
149 feet, 7 inches (42.71 meters)
128 feet, 11 inches (39.30 meters)

Discus
BIG EAST: 40 meters 
Kathryn Koeck
Kristen Gaffey
140 feet, 4 inches (42.78 meters)
137 feet, 3 inches (41.84 meters)

 

Men's Event Student-Athlete Personal Record (MU Rank)
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.18 seconds 
Aryan Avant
Connor Stengel
23.12 seconds
400-meter run
BIG EAST: 49.04 seconds 
Connor Stengel
Aryan Avant
50.16 seconds
51.64 seconds 
800-meter run
BIG EAST: 1:52.54 

Ben Schmitz
Mike McCarthy
Dominick Rosario
Brett Scheuber

1:56.40
1:56.79
1:58.02
2:02.40 
1,500-meter run
BIG EAST: 3:55.24 
Mitch Lacy -
5,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 14:47.14 
Garrett McKnight
Zack Grese
15:17.48
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110-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 15.35 seconds 

Marcell KirkmanBey

15.77 seconds
3,000-meter steeplechase
BIG EAST: 9:25.24 
Chris Spudic 10:06.22
4x400-meter relay Mike McCarthy
Brett Scheuber
Ben Schmitz
Dominick Rosario
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High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.98 meters
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon
T.J. Hodgson
6 feet, 7 1/2 inches (2.01 meters) (T-No. 6 all-time)
6 feet, 6 3/4 inches (2.00 meters) (T-No. 8 all-time)
6 feet, 6 3/4 inches (2.00 meters) (T-No. 8 all-time)
Triple Jump
BIG EAST 14 meters
James Muehleman 44 feet, 10 inches (13.97 meters) (No. 7 all-time)
Long Jump
BIG EAST: 6.90 meters 
Michael Saindon
Cheldon Brown
Marcell KirkmanBey
20 feet, 5 3/4 inches (6.24 meters)
18 feet, 8 inches (5.69 meters)
Shot Put
BIG EAST: 14.75 meters
Joseph Kohut
David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart
51 feet, 1/4 inches (15.55 meters)
50 feet, 10 1/4 inches (15.50 meters)
44 feet, 9 3/4 inches (13.66 meters)
Hammer Throw
BIG EAST: 49.00 meters 
Bret Hardin
Jonathan Kusowski
David Carbajal
Robert Bleem
Patrick Stuart
William Robbert
184 feet, 8 inches (56.28 meters) (No. 3 all-time) (FR)
182 feet, 11 inches (55.76 meters) (No. 6 all-time)
164 feet, 5 inches (50.12 meters)
164 feet, 5 inches (50.11 meters)
150 feet (45.73 meters)
139 feet, 1 inch (42.39 meters)
Discus
BIG EAST: 44.50 meters 

Robert Bleem
David Carbajal

161 feet, 3 inches (49.15 meters) (No. 9 all-time)
142 feet, 10 inches (43.54 meters)

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