Brittany Owens won the women's long jump competition and set the meet record.
April 12, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman Chanel Krause broke a seven-year-old record, and the University of Louisville track and field teams set two new meet records and compiled seven victories on Saturday at the 2014 Border Battle at Cardinal Park Track and Soccer Stadium.
Krause, who came to Louisville as a highly regarded pole vault specialist from Mobile, Ala. , set the school record in the event on just her second attempt. She cleared the bar at 3.92m/12-10.25, fourth best in the conference, to take fourth in a stacked competition. The winning mark on Saturday ranks fifth in the region.
Teammate Chelsea Bingham, who placed sixth in the event, also logged a personal best. The sophomore went over the bar at 3.77m/12-4.50, surpassing her previous outdoor best of 3.76m/12-4 earlier this season. Under the tutelage of first-year assistant Brooke Demo, Bingham has improved by nearly a foot since last year’s outdoor campaign.
Jenna Wargo took the Border Battle women’s javelin title for the third time in her career, winning with a meet-record throw of 45.11m/148-0. Her season-best 45.86m/150-5 currently sits third in the conference and 26th in the region. Teammate Katie Wimpari finished runner-up in the event.
In the women’s long jump competition, Brittany Owens led a 1-4-5 finish for the Cardinals The sophomore leapt to a mark of 6.29m/20-7.75, but due to the wind, it cannot be counted as a meet record. However, because the wind was less than 4.0 meters per second, it counts nationally and ranks No. 7 in the descending order list. Owens’ second-best jump, a legal leap of 6.23m/20-5.25, goes down as a new meet record.
The performance of the day on the track arguably went to Calvin Arsenault in the 110m hurdles. After placing second in the event’s preliminary round, he clocked a wind-aided time of 13.65 in the finals for the victory. The wind in the race was 4.1 meters per second, preventing the mark from being counted as a school record or counting nationally.
In the four-team event, Purdue and Indiana combined to defeat Louisville and Notre Dame in both the men’s and women’s competitions. The Boilermakers and Hoosiers won 125-72 on the men’s side and 114-85 on the women’s side. The meet featured, in total, seven meet records - two by the men and seven on the women’s side.
Louisville concluded the day with 44 top-five finishes, with an impressive 19 coming from the head coach Dale Cowper’s throws contingent.
Patrice Gates won the hammer throw title, and the Cardinals finished 1-2-3 in the event, while Sam Bombaugh led a 2-3-4 order on the men’s side. Louisville holds the top three spots in the event in the AAC on the men’s side and own four of the top six spots in the women’s list.
In the shot put competition, Liberty Slinden placed fourth with a collegiate-best 15.30m/50-2.50. Her mark moves her into third in the AAC and 18th in the region. Teammate Emmonnie Henderson also made a splash, taking fifth in the shot put competition before winning the discus in her Louisville debut. The dual-sport athlete - she played for Louisville’s women’s basketball team - had a successful prep career, where she was a three-time Illinois state champion in the shot put.
Brad Vivace logged a personal best in the shot put with a runner-up throw of 17.19m/56-4.75, fourth best in the conference, and Steve Wade’s collegiate best of 54.22m/177-11 in the discus moves him into third in the AAC.
On the track, both Brianne Brown and Taylor Bradley set personal bests. Brown took fourth in the 100m hurdles finals, nearly five-tenths of a second better than her previous season best, and Bradley clocked a full second personal best of 56.01 in the 400m.
The Cardinals’ men’s 4x100m relay and women’s 4x400m relays also made significant strides at the meet. The men’s relay, comprised of Jermaine Parrish, Thompson, Antoine Keys, and Jeron Brown, finished in a season-best 41.37, and the women - Alexis Murry, Gwen Shaw, Bradley, Randi Norris - posted a season-best time of 3:51.52.
Notably, Michael Thompson recorded his first career victory by clearing the bar at 2.06m/6-9 in the high jump.
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2014 BORDER BATTLE (LOUISVILLE, KY. - CARDINAL PARK)
Saturday, April 12
Men’s 110m Hurdles Preliminaries
2. Calvin Arsenault - 13.98 (wind: 2.7)
Men’s High Jump
t-1. Michael Thompson - 2.06m/6-9
Men’s Pole Vault
t-4. Kevin Jackson - 4.61m/15-1.50
Men’s Long Jump
3. Jeron Brown - 7.22m/23-8.25 (wind: 1.9)
Women’s Long Jump
1. Brittany Owens - 6.29m/20-7.75 (wind: 2.5)
4. Bre’Yana Wash - 5.83m/19-1.50 (wind: 2.1)
5. Hannah Cox - 5.83m/19-1.50 (wind: 1.2)
6. Kim Cardeiro - 5.79m/19-0 (wind: 1.3)
10. Brianne Brown - 5.39m/17-8.25 (wind: 1.6)
Women’s Triple Jump
8. Allison Grewe - 10.89m/35-8.75 (wind: 1.2)
Women’s 4x100m Relay
Louisville ‘A’ (T. Bradley, B. Wash, A. Murry, K. Tyson) - DQ
Men’s 4x100m Relay
2. Louisville ‘A’ (J. Parrish, M. Thompson, A. Keys, J. Brown) - 41.37
3. Benadate Cheruiyot - 4:34.87
Men’s 110m Hurdles Final
1. Calvin Arsenault - 13.65 (wind: 4.1)
8. Nitaya Walker - 12.45 (wind: 3.1)
4. Jermaine Parrish - 10.63 (wind: 2.4)
Benadate Cheruiyot - DQ
15. Ryan Eaton - 2:03.01
Men’s 400m Hurdles
3. Calvin Arsenault - 53.93
6. Kayla Tyson - 25.16 (wind: 3.2)
Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase
5. Stacey Eden - 10:18.82
Women’s 4x400m Relay
4. Louisville ‘A’ (A. Murry, G. Shaw, T. Bradley, R. Norris) - 3:51.52
Men’s 4x400m Relay
Louisville ‘A’ (A. Keys, C. Arsenault, J. Brown) - DNF