Golden Eagles Split Squad For Upcoming Weekend

April 14, 2010

2010 MU Outdoor Performance List | Beach Invitational Schedule | Mt. SAC Relays

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University track and field squads will split up this weekend and head to various meets around the country. With only next weekend's Marquette Twilight standing between them and the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, the Golden Eagles are looking to improve their current standing and record some new BIG EAST qualifying marks.

"Out at Long Beach and Mt. SAC we are looking for some good performances," head coach Bert Rogers said. "We look at these meets as our last big weekend before (the) BIG EAST (Championships), so with training everyone should be in a good spot to do their best and post good marks."

Rogers and assistant coach Mike Nelson will take a group of athletes to California to take part in the Mount San Antonio College Relays in Walnut, Calif. on Thursday and Friday before taking that same group to the VS Athletics Beach Invitational, hosted by Long Beach State in Norwalk, Calif. on Saturday.

Peter Bolgert, Blake Johnson and Jayne Grebinski will kick off the week's action Thursday evening at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Taking the biggest contingent of MU athletes to the Iowa Invitational on Saturday is associate head coach Michael Koenning.

"We also have people ready to post some big marks at Iowa. That should be another meet with good competition. I know that coach Koenning is excited because the throwers had a great week of practice," Rogers said.

Marquette will also send a Connor Callahan, Brice Cleland and Patrick Keeley to the Wheaton College Twilight on Saturday.

Weekend's Competitors:

Mt. SAC Relays/Beach Invitational (April 15-17)
Women: Chanel Franklin, Jayne Grebinski, Erynn James, Olivia Johnson, Kristin Pelzel, Sarah Verdoliva
Men: Peter Bolgert, Jack Hackett, Blake Johnson, Nick Szczech, Kyle Winter

Iowa Invitational (April 17)
Women: Catherine Benage, Lauren Benjamin, Melissa Budelier, Melissa Burghardt, Kelley Corcoran, Lauren Darnall, Alyssa Davis, Stephanie Grant, Jessa Hackman, Reilly Hall, Marisa Handley, Christine Hansen, Kate Horan, Courtney Kelly, Audra Ketelsen, Sarah MacCourtney, Bekki Misanin, Jamie Roth, Carrie Schmid, Alyssa Stevens, Rachel Thiel, Jenny Zahn
Men: Robert Bleem, Cheldon Brown, Jay Emmer, Randey Fisher, T.J. Hodgson, Antonio Jones, Joseph Kohut, Patrick Maag, Eric Matuszewski, Mike McCarthy, James Muehleman, Michael O'Brien, Jeff Pugh

Wheaton College Twilight (April 17)
Connor Callahan, Brice Cleland, Patrick Keeley





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