Chanel Krause recorded her first collegiate victory on Friday.
Jan. 31, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman Chanel Krause and sophomore Steve Wade each recorded wins in their respective events to lead the University of Louisville track and field teams on the first day of competition at the Indiana Relays in Bloomington, Ind.
Krause, competing in just her third collegiate meet, recorded her first career pole vault victory on Friday. The Mobile, Ala., native cleared her first two attempted heights on the first try and then passed on 3.85m/12-7.50. After missing on her first attempt at 3.95m/12-11.50, Krause cleared the bar to tie the second-best height in school history. It’s the best performance in the event since Jacey Hughes, the current record holder at 3.96m/12-11.75, cleared the height in 2005.
Krause, the Alabama state record holder, took fourth in her collegiate debut in December and then runner-up in her second meet.
“Chanel competed at a high level tonight,” head coach Dale Cowper said. “She’s closing in on our school record and there is more to come this season. Coach Brooke Demo is bringing our vault group along nicely.”
Wade secured his first career indoor win, taking first in the shot put with a throw of 17.46m/57-3.50. The mark, a current personal best, is the third-best throw in the American Athletic Conference. After throwing what appeared to be an event-winning mark on his first attempt, Wade secured the win on his final toss.
Louisville’s throws group, specifically on the men’s side, continues to flex its muscle regardless of conference. In the shot put, Louisville has three of the top six performers in the AAC and three in the top 10 in the weight throw.
“Steve had a great series tonight in the shot put,” Cowper added. “He has been working hard and staying focused each week.
“It was great to see both of them pick up wins tonight.”
The Cardinals also compiled strong performances on the track, with a trio of runners moving on to their respective semifinals on Saturday.
In the women’s 60m hurdles trials, Alexis Murry took 10th behind a time of 8.88, while Brianne Brown finished 11th, allowing each to advance. In the men’s section, Calvin Arsenault took 14th to advance past the preliminaries round.
Louisville returns to action on Saturday for day two of the Indiana Relays, beginning with the women’s 400m at 9:35 a.m. ET.
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INDIANA RELAYS (BLOOMINGTON, IND. - GLADSTEIN FIELDHOUSE)
Friday, Jan. 31
Women’s Long Jump
16. Brianne Brown - 5.24m/17-2.25
Men’s Pole Vault
t-12. Kevin Jackson - 4.50m/14-9
Men’s 60m Hurdles Trials
14. Calvin Arsenault - 8.31q
Men’s 60m Trials
27. Antoine Keys - 7.02
35. Ryan Eaton - 4:33.74
Men’s Long Jump
t-11. Jeron Brown - 6.61m/21-8.25
10. Bre’Yana Wash - 25.75
18. Jermaine Parrish - 23.17
5. Kelsey Cramsey - 1:36.86
Women’s Shot Put
11. Rachel Serafin - 13.79/45-3
Women’s Distance Medley Relay
6. Louisville ‘A’ (M. Klein, J. Diaz, C. Noser, M. Frigo) - 12:15.37