Kevin Jackson won the men's pole vault competition.
Jan. 11, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Four victories apiece from the field and running events highlighted the University of Louisville track and field team's day at the Gene Edmonds Cup on Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind.
"Overall, I'm pleased with where both squads are, but we have work to do over the next couple of months as we prepare for the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships at the Armory," head coach Dale Cowper said. "It was pretty evident who did a great job of training throughout the winter break."
Chelsea Bingham and Kevin Jackson each scored wins in their respective pole vault competitions, with Bingham clearing a collegiate-best 3.80m/12-5.50 on her first attempt at that height. Freshman Chanel Krause took second in the women's competition.
The Cardinals' other two field event victories came from the jumps group, as Guillaume Victorin scored a win in his collegiate debut in the long jump. His winning jump of 7.48m/24-6.50, which currently ranks third nationally, came on his fourth attempt. Maggie Gilbertson, who earned the other win, cleared the bar at 1.70m/5-7 in the high jump.
On the track, Louisville's distance group collected three of the team's four wins.
Michelle Molodynia led a 1-2-3-4-5 finish in the women's mile, finishing the race in 5:11.83. Meanwhile, Mattias Wolter and Benadate Cheruiyot secured victories in the men's and women's 3,000m races, respectively.
In the sprints, Bre'Yana Wash took first in the 200m with a time of 25.67. Earlier in the day, she finished third in the long jump competition on a season-best leap of 5.88m/19-3.50.
In addition to the wins, the Cardinals had a multitude of notable performances.
Brittany Owens took second in both the long jump and triple jump events behind personal bests. The Boise, Idaho, had a three-quarter foot collegiate-best in the long jump with a leap of 6.03m/19-9.50 and beat her season-opening triple jump with a mark of 12.27m/40-3.25.
In the weight throw competition, Patrice Gates and Rachel Serafin finished second and third, respectively, behind personal-best performances. Gates registered a mark of 19.03m/62-5.25, nearly a one-foot improvement from her previous best. Serafin's toss of 17.70m/58-1 was a four-foot improvement from a season ago. A Youngwood, Pa., native, Serafin also had a three-foot personal-best in the shot put to take second in the event.
On the men's side, Isaac Bowling registered a collegiate-best with a throw of 16.16m/53-0.25 in the weight throw.
Antoine Keys, who was making his season debut, ran to a personal-best in the 200m with a time of 22.97 to finish fourth in the race. Fellow sprinter Jermaine Parrish took second in the 60m finals after clocking a 6.90, which ranks third in the conference.
Hurdlers Calvin Arsenault and Alexis Murry also had a strong showing for an early-season meet. Arsenault made his season debut and logged a third-place showing in the 60m hurdles, while Murry, who advanced out of the preliminaries, took second in the 60m hurdles finals with a time of 8.80.
The Cardinals return to competition in two weeks at the Vanderbilt Invitational. The two-day event in Nashville, Tenn., begins on Jan. 24.
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GENE EDMONDS INVITATIONAL (WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. - LAMBERT FIELDHOUSE)
Saturday, Jan. 11
Women's High Jump
1. Maggie Gilbertson - 1.70m/5-7
2. Andrew Stewart - 4:23.61
Men's 60m Finals
2. Jermaine Parrish - 6.90
Men's 60m Hurdles Finals
3. Calvin Arsenault - 8.10
1. Bre'Yana Wash - 25.67
5. Randi Norris - 26.56
6. Nitaya Walker - 26.68
7. Taylor Bradley - 26.68
8. La'Bianca Frazier - 26.70
10. Zahara Gully - 27.87
11. Hannah Cox - 28.00
12. Chelsea Bingham - 29.06
4. Antoine Keys - 22.99
1. Benadate Cheruiyot - 10:13.31
4. Claire Noser - 10:42.79
5. Leah Kiyohara - 10:42.87
9. Maria Frigo - 10:55.82
10. Rachel Pease - 10:57.07
11. Alex Bunch - 10:58.20
12. Mackenzie Dummer - 11:22.76
2. Louisville `A' (T. Bradley, A. Murry, R. Norris, G. Shaw) - 3:57.20
5. Louisville `B' (E. Bushey, J. Diaz, K. Cramsey, M. Molodynia) - 4:05.90
6. Louisville `C' (L. Frazier, Z. Gully, K. Tyson, N. Walker) - 4:08.84
3. Louisville `A' (C. Arsenault, A. Keys, J. Brown, M. Motill) - 3:26.76