Katie Wimpari logged a career-best mark in the javelin to finish seventh.
March 22, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Louisville track and field teams posted nine top-10 finishes on the second day of the Alabama Relays at the Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Hannah Cox and Brianne Brown wrapped up the heptathlon on Saturday. Cox, who logged a second-place finish in the long jump along with top-10 showings in the javelin and 800m, posted a score of 3,699. Brown registered eighth-place finishes in the long jump and 800m totaled a score of 3,806.
Louisville’s throwers had solid season openers. Katie Wimpari had a career-best 41.09m/134-9 in the javelin, taking seventh place. In the men’s shot put, Steve Wade also had a career-best mark, as his throw of 17.06m/55-11.75 landed him an eighth-place finish. Brad Vivace
Kelsie Courtney was the Cardinals’ only other field competitor. The freshman finished sixth in the women’s high jump after clearing 1.65m/5-5.
Much of the Cardinals’ performances on the track came from the sprints group.
In the lone distance race, the Cardinals placed four in the top 30 in the women’s 5,000m.
Louisville wraps up action at the Alabama Relays on Saturday, March 22, beginning with the women’s discus at noon.
ALABAMA RELAYS (TUSCALOOSA, ALA. - SAM BAILEY TRACK AND FIELD STADIUM)
Friday, March 21
7. Katie Wimpari - 41.09m/134-9
Men’s 400m Hurdles
5. Calvin Arsenault - 53.05
20. Zachery Main - 11.23 (wind: -0.7)
15. Antoine Keys - 49.90
Women’s High Jump
6. Kelsie Courtney - 1.65m/5-5