Track & Field
Marquette Track and Field Heads to BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

Senior Chanel Franklin will compete for the final time in her career at the BIG EAST Championships.


Senior Chanel Franklin will compete for the final time in her career at the BIG EAST Championships.


May 2, 2013

2013 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
Bauer Track & Field Complex | Piscataway, N.J. 
Friday-Sunday, May 3-5
Championship Central
Heat Sheets
Live Results 

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams will take 42 athletes to compete at the 2013 BIG EAST Conference Track and Field Outdoor Championships on Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 in Piscataway, N.J.

The 2013 championships will be competed at the Bauer Track and Field Complex on the campus of Rutgers University.

Live results will be available through BIGEASTTrack.com, while video will also be available.

Action on Friday will get underway at 11 a.m. CT for Marquette with the women's hammer throw, followed by the men's event at 1:30 p.m. CT. Competing on the women's side is the duo of junior Kathryn Koeck and sophomore Samantha Kennedy. Currently, Koeck holds the No. 2 mark in program history, while Kennedy has the fifth-best mark. Kennedy and Koeck will be looking to build off of the success they achieved last year in the meet, when they notched fifth- and eighth-place marks, respectively.

On the men's side of the hammer, program record-holder William Koeck will compete alongside senior teammate David Carbajal. Koeck's most recent throw of 59.01 meters would have gotten him first-place by nearly a meter at BIG EAST last season, but he is expected to receive quality competition this year. The Marquette men's hammer crew scored seven points at last year's championships, with athletes finishing in third and eighth place.

On Saturday, a busy day of action will get underway for MU beginning at 12:30 p.m. CT, with the trials of the women's 1,500-meter run, with the men to follow at 12:45 p.m. CT. The freshmen tandem of Molly Hanson and Kayla Spencer are slated to run in the 1,500 along with the 4x800-meter relay on Sunday at 12:50 p.m. CT. Both have had excellent freshman seasons, notably Hanson, who during the indoor season notched the fastest freshman mile time in program history.

For the men in the 1,500, redshirt junior Spencer Agnew will lead the Golden Eagles alongside redshirt freshman D.T. McDonald and sophomore David Sajdak. All three will be looking to build off recent success where each hit personal-best marks in the last meet at the Benedictine Twilight Invitational. The trio will also compete together in the 4x800-meter relay at 1:05 p.m. CT on Sunday.  

Continuing on Saturday, juniors Kate Hein and Gretchen Homan--holders of the No. 3 and 4 marks in program history in the 400-meter dash -will run the 400 at 1:30 p.m. CT. In the men's 400, junior Connor Stengel will get his shot to improve upon his No. 9 time in program history, which he achieved this month. Hein and Homan will also be competing in the 4x400-meter relay on Sunday at 1:20 p.m. CT, while Stengel will be doing the same for the men, in the last race of the day.

In the men's 800-meter run, senior Kyle Winter will look to notch his highest finish ever at a BIG EAST outdoor meet. Winter, the 2012 indoor 800 conference champion, has never finished above fifth at an outdoor meet and will look to top his season-best time of 1:50.28.

Winter will also attempt to move into contention for a spot in the West Preliminary Rounds of the NCAA Outdoor Championships if he can shave some time off his season's best. The trials of the men's 800 will be run on Saturday at 2:50 p.m. CT, while the final is slated for 11:30 a.m. CT on Sunday.

After topping her own MU record twice on Saturday, April 27 in the women's long jump, senior Carlye Schuh will look to best her seventh-place finish from last season at the BIG EAST meet. Schuh currently owns the No. 4 mark in the BIG EAST this season and the No. 21 distance in the NCAA West Region.

In addition to Schuh competing on Saturday in the field events, the men's high jump will feature senior Cheldon Brown and junior Michael Saindon, who will each attempt to clear 6 feet, 10 inches for the first time this season.

Marquette's Meet Entries - BIG EAST Outdoor Championships - May 3-5

WOMEN
Abby Croft: Pole Vault
Lauren Darnall: Pole Vault
Nicole Ethier: 4x800m Relay
Chanel Franklin: 100m, 4x100m
Kristen Gaffey: Shot Put, Discus
Molly Hanson: 1500m, 4x800m Relay
Kate Hein: 400m, 4x400m
Gretchen Homan: 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m
Katie Kemmerer: 4x100m, 4x400m
Samantha Kennedy: Hammer
Kathryn Koeck: Discus, Hammer
Sarah MacCourtney: High Jump
Elisia Meyle: 10,000m
Krista McClure: 4x800m Relay
Tatyana Pashibin: High Jump
Carlye Schuh: Long Jump, 100m, 4x100m Relay
Christina Sliepka: 10,000m
Kayla Spencer: 1500m, 4x800m Relay
Katie Tolan: 4x400m Relay
Kirsten Walker: Shot Put 

MEN
Spencer Agnew: 1500m, 4x800m Relay
Cheldon Brown: High Jump
Connor Callahan: 10,000m, 5,000m
David Carbajal: Discus, Hammer
Brendan Franz: 4x800m Relay
AJ Gedwill: Steeplechase
Zack Grese: Steeplechase
Jack Hackett: 10,000m, 5,000m
William Hennessy: Steeplechase
John Kaplan: Pole Vault  
Marcell KirkmanBey: 110m Hurdles
William Koeck: Hammer
Glenn Lawrence Jr.: 4x400m Relay
Patrick Maag: 10,000m, 5,000m
D.T. McDonald: 1500m, 4x800m Relay
Anton Rice: 800m, 4x400m Relay
Michael Saindon: High Jump
David Sajdak: 1500m, 4x800m Relay
Ben Schmitz: Relay Alternate: 4x400m and 4x800m
Connor Stengel: 400m, 4x400m Relay
Patrick Stuart: Shot Put
Kyle Winter 800m, 4x400m

Marquette's BIG EAST Outdoor Championships Results

Men
2012: 12th (28.50 points)
2011: 11th (20.50 points)
2010: 12th (13 points)
2009: 14th (7 points)
2008: 14th (14.50 points)
2007: 12th (21 points)
2006: 10th (32 points)

Women 
2012: 15th (11 points)
2011: 14th (8 points)
2010: 14th (19 points)
2009: 13th (24 points)
2008: 13th (28 points)
2007: 11th (30 points)
2006: 11th (31 points)

Marquette at the BIG EAST Championships 
Highest finishes/marks in 2013 events

Event Student-Athlete Place Mark Year

100-meter dash

Women: Chanel Franklin
Men: Tyler O'Brien

17th-Prelim. Rd.
10th-Prelim. Rd.
24.69 sec.
10.65 sec.
2010
2011
200-meter dash

Women: Chanel Franklin

 

Men: Tyler O'Brien

19th-Prelim. Rd.

2nd
4th
1st-Prelim. Rd. 

12.20 sec.

21.42 sec.
21.41 sec.
21.05 sec. 

2010

2011
2008
2011 

400-meter dash

Women: Gretchen Homan

Men: N/A

22nd-Prelim. Rd.

N/A

57.35 sec.

N/A

2011

N/A

800-meter dash Men: Kyle Winter
Jed Burey
5th
5th
1:49.84
1:51.84
2011
2006
1,500-meter run Women: Michaela Courtney
Men: Tommy Schmitz
2nd
12th
4:21.40
3:53.44
2006
2007
5,000-meter run Men: Scott Mueller 8th 14:40.06 2006
10,000-meter run Women: Susie Emond
Laurie Dalrymple

Men: Scott Mueller
Kyle Saginus

9th
11th

9th
15th 

36:47.96
36:25.75

31:29.76
30:50.35 
2006
2010

2008
2007 
3,000-meter steeplechase Women: Jayne Grebinski
Men: Peter Bolgert
5th
4th 
10:35.00
8:54.76 
2009
2010 
110-meter hurdles

Men: Marcell KirkmanBey

16th-Prelim. Rd.

15.18 sec. 2012
4x100-meter relay

Women: Franklin, Schuh
Kemmerer, Harris

Men: Lawrence, Brown,
Kemmerer, O'Brien 

8th
 

7th 

47.48
 

41.92

2011
 

2012

4x400-meter relay

Women: Homan, Zahn
Hein, Grant 

Men: Bratchett, Wagner
Cassady, Shaffer

13th

7th

3:50.75

3:13.79 

2011

2006 

4x800-meter relay Women: Peller, Millin
Chambers and Verdoliva

Men: Burey, Williams
Meissner and Schmitz

Burey, Bolgert
Kopecki and Meissner
1st


5th


6th
 
8:49.96


7:35.08


7:33.98
 
2008


2007 


2008
 
Triple Jump Men: James Muehleman

7th 

18-11.25  2012 
Long Jump Women: Carlye Schuh 10th 18-7.75 2011
High Jump

Women: Erynn James

Men: Ray Bratchett
Cheldon Brown
Michael Saindon

2nd

3rd
4th
6th 

5-7.00

6-8.25
6-8.25
6-8.25 

2009

2006
2012
2012 

Pole Vault Women: Carrie Schmid
Men: Nick Van Deraa
2nd
8th 
12-5.50
15-9.00 
2010
2009 
Javelin

Women: Kelly Magennis
Men: Jonathan Kusowski

7th
6th

133-11
188-09

2007
2012

Discus Women: Jenna Mahaffey
Men: Damian Anisko
4th
4th
156-7
165-3 
2006
2007 
Shot Put Women: Rachael Thiel

Men: Jeff Kluge
Eric Matuszewski
5th

9th
14th 
48-11

49-3.5
49-5.5 
2009

2006
2010 
Hammer Women: Samantha Kennedy
Jessica Ehlen

Men: Jeff Kluge
Jonathan Kusowski
5th
5th

5th
3rd 
181-0
175-9

185-4
185-0 
2012
2006

2010
2012 

 

 

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