Nils Westrich's collegiate-best 61.93m/203-2 in the hammer throw ranks 30th in the region.
May 16, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville track and field teams concluded the annual Cardinal Twilight meet with 27 top-five finishes and seven student-athletes achieving at least season-best marks Friday night at the Cardinal Park Track Stadium.
The last chance-meet was scheduled to provide student-athletes the opportunity to improve upon their marks in their respective East and West regions. By moving into the top 48 of the descending order list, an athlete secures a spot at the NCAA Division I Preliminary Rounds on May 29-31, with a chance of advancing to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore
Emmonnie Henderson, a freshman, notched a two-foot personal best in the discus and boasts the 30th-best throw in the region. She finished third in the event, only behind former Louisville letterwinners and All-Americans Jere’ Summers and Chinwe Okoro.
Nils Westrich set a personal best in the hammer throw, taking second in the competition and leading three Cardinals with top-10 finishes. His toss of 61.93m/203-2 solidifies his No. 30 standing in the Division I East region.
Overall, Louisville’s throwers had a solid day that also was highlighted by Patrice Gates’ victory in the hammer throw, and runner-up finishes by Brad Vivace (shot put) and Jenna Wargo (javelin) in their respective events.
Following the meet and as of Friday night, the throws group boasts 11 marks in the top 48 in the region.
In the jumping events, Brittany Owens won the women’s long jump competition and Jeron Brown finished second in the men’s section. Owens, who recorded her third victory of the outdoor campaign, currently has the 12th-longest leap in the region to likely secure a bid to the preliminary rounds.
In addition to Owens, Chanel Krause should advance to the preliminary rounds in the pole vault. The freshman cleared a school-record 4.15m/13-7.25 two weeks ago to push herself into 12th in the region on the descending order list.
On the track, Taylor Bradley clocked a collegiate-best 55.17 in the 400m. The freshman, a Louisville native, had a runner-up finish in the meet.
Gwen Shaw claimed the Cardinals’ third and final victory of the day in the 400m hurdles.
Louisville’s running contingent has seven marks in the top 48, led by Mattias Wolter’s No. 2 mark in the 3,000m steeplechase. Benadate Cheruiyot, who ran in the 800m and 1,500m, has the 18th-fastest time in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase race.
In the sprints, Calvin Arsenault ranks 20th in the region in both the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles events.
The list of student-athletes, who have been accepted to compete in each preliminary championships competition, will be announced on May 22. Note that the last date a qualifying mark may be achieved for acceptance into the preliminary championships is Sunday, May 18.
The NCAA Division I East Preliminary Rounds will be held on the University of North Florida’s campus in Jacksonville, Fla., at Hodges Stadium.
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2014 CARDINAL TWILIGHT (LOUISVILLE, KY. - CARDINAL PARK)
Friday, May 16
Men’s Long Jump
2. Jeron Brown - 7.15m/23-5.50 (wind: 0.8)
Men’s 110m Hurdles Preliminaries
3. Calvin Arsenault - 14.23q (wind: 2.3)
Women’s 100m Hurdles Preliminaries
5. Brianne Brown - 14.47q (wind: 2.2)
Women’s 100m Preliminaries
3. Kayla Tyson - 11.91q (wind: 3.5)
Men’s 100m Preliminaries
6. Jermaine Parrish - 10.83q (wind: -0.5)
Women’s 100m Hurdles Final
4. Brianne Brown - 14.25 (wind: 2.1)
Men’s 110m Hurdles Final
6. Calvin Arsenault - 14.86 (wind: 3.4)
2. Taylor Bradley - 55.17
6. Antoine Keys - 49.94
Women’s 100m Final
3. Kayla Tyson - 12.32 (wind: -0.4)
Men’s 100m Final
4. Jermaine Parrish - 10.70 (wind: -0.5)
17. Benadate Cheruiyot - 2:24.34
Kayla Tyson - DNF
Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase
6. Rachel Pease - 11:11.26
Men’s High Jump
Michael Thompson - NH
Women’s High Jump
Maggie Gilbertson - NH