Kelsey Cramsey has helped the women's team break the distance medley relay record this season.
Feb. 7, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville track and field teams concluded Friday's competition at the Akron Invitational and Meyo Invitational with a school record and five top-five finishes.
At Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind., the quartet of Emily Bushey, Taylor Bradley, Kelsey Cramsey, and Maria Frigo raced to a school-record time of 11:47.61 in the women's distance medley relay. The time, good enough for a fifth-place showing, breaks the previous mark of 11:49.48 that was set in 2012. Louisville continues to rank No. 1 in the event after posting an AAC-leading time of 11:54.63 in late January.
A week ago at the Indiana Relays, Michelle Molodynia, Bushey, Cramsey, and Frigo combined to break another relay record, setting the school mark in the women's 4x800m.
"I was very impressed with the women's distance medley relay," head coach Dale Cowper said. "Emily opened with an outstanding leg on 1,200m and then Taylor and Kelsey kept us in the race through the 400m and 800m."
The Cardinals two wins came from the jumps group, also at the Meyo Invitational, as Brittany Owens registered a win in the women's long jump, while Guillaume Victorin scored his third win of the year in the men's long jump.
Owens' personal best of 6.11m/20-0.50 scored the sophomore her first win of the season in the event and helps her maintain the top standing in the conference.
Kim Cardeiro nearly eclipsed the school's pentathlon record at the Akron Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Competing in just her third multi-event competition, the senior had four top-five finishes, including a win in the long jump, for a combined score of 3,611. The total is just 10 shy of Kelly Faber's 2004 school record of 3,621.
Gates, who ranks 19th nationally in the weight throw, finished second in the competition for the fourth time this season. Arsenault advanced to the 60m hurdles semifinals and finished third, giving him the opportunity to compete in Saturday's final. Brown registered a personal best in the long jump of 7.23m/23-8.75, while Gilbertson finished sixth in the women's high jump.
Louisville returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 8, at both meets. Competition at the Akron Invitational is scheduled for start prior to noon, while the Meyo Invitational is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
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AKRON INVITATIONAL (AKRON, OHIO - STILE ATHLETICS FIELD HOUSE)
Friday, Feb. 7
Men's 60m Heptathlon
3. Marcus Motill - 7.16
Men's Long Jump Heptathlon
7. Marcus Motill - 6.30m/20-8
Men's Shot Put Heptathlon
10. Marcus Motill - 9.42m/30-11
Men's High Jump Heptathlon
10. Marcus Motill - 1.72m/5-7.75
Men's Heptathlon Scores
9. Marcus Motill - 2,489
MEYO INVITATIONAL (SOUTH BEND, IND. - LOFTUS SPORTS CENTER)
Friday, Feb. 7
Women's Long Jump
1. Brittany Owens - 6.11m/20-0.50
t-15. Bre'Yana Wash - 5.72m/18-9.25
Men's Weight Throw
9. Brad Vivace - 17.40m/57-1
Women's 60m Hurdles Trials
18. Alexis Murry - 8.93
Men's 60m Hurdles Trials
4. Calvin Arsenault - 8.06q
Men's 60m Hurdles Semifinals
t-3. Calvin Arsenault - 8.01q
Women's Distance Medley Relay
5. Louisville `A' (E. Bushey, T. Bradley, K. Cramsey, M. Frigo) - 11:47.61
18. Agnes Chepchumba - 17:29.47