Jan. 10, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville track and field teams are continuing their indoor season this weekend, as the squad heads to the Gene Edmonds Cup on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
The Cardinals begin competition in the 19th annual event in the Lambert Fieldhouse with field events starting at noon and the running events commencing at 2 p.m. The final event, the men’s 4x400m relay, is scheduled for 5:25 p.m. Along with host Purdue, Louisville is competing against IUPUI.
Those looking to follow the meet can visit PurdueSports.com for a live blog covering the action.
To open the meet, the Cardinals will send Chelsea Bingham and Chanel Krause to compete in the pole vault. Krause took fourth in the season opener, with a mark of 3.80m/12-5.50, just shy of cracking the school’s top-five indoor list. Kevin Jackson and Marcus Motill are scheduled to partake in the men’s section.
Also during the early portion of the meet, Louisville’s throwers will be competing in the weight throw and shot put events. Sam Bombaugh captured the weight throw title, and Brad Vivace, who took second in the event, also posted a runner-up finish in the shot put. On the women’s side, Patrice Gates is leading a group of five in the weight throw after taking second to begin the season.
The field events portion of the meet concludes with the jumps group, specifically the long jump, triple jump, and high jump events. Brittany Owens, who won the triple jump competition in the season opener, will participate in both the long jump and triple jump events. International transfer Guillaume Victorin is expected to make his Louisville debut in the long jump. He won two gold medals at the French Junior Championships.
The running events open with the 60m dash and hurdles events. Jermaine Parrish will compete in the men’s 60m, followed by Gwen Shaw and a quartet of women in the 60m hurdles. Shaw was a four-time All-American in high school and won six national medals, including gold at the AAU Club Championships. In the men’s hurdles, record-holder Calvin Arsenault is slated to begin his indoor campaign.
After the men’s and women’s mile events, the sprinters advancing to the finals will begin competition after 3 p.m.
Toward the end of the day, Louisville will send 13 women and four men to take part in the 200m. The final individual races are the 3,000m. Women’s cross country standout Benadate Cheruiyot, who finished fifth at the AAC Championships, is among the Cardinals competing.
Louisville rounds out the meet with the women’s and men’s 4x400m relays.
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GENE EDMONDS INVITATIONAL (WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. - LAMBERT FIELDHOUSE)
Saturday, Jan. 11
Women’s High Jump, 1 p.m.
Men’s 60m Preliminaries, 2:10 p.m.
Men’s Mile, 2:50 p.m.
Men’s 60m Finals, 3:25 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Women’s 200m, 4:20 p.m.
Chelsea Bingham, Taylor Bradley, Brianne Brown, Kim Cardeiro, Hannah Cox, La’Bianca Frazier, Zahara Gully, Chanel Krause, Randi Norris, Brittany Owens, Kayla Tyson, Nitaya Walker, Bre’Yana Wash
Women’s 4x400m, 5:10 p.m.
Taylor Bradley, Alexis Murry, Randi Norris, Gwen Shaw, La’Bianca Frazier, Zahara Gully, Kayla Tyson, Nitaya Walker, Emily Bushey, Jordan Diaz, Kelsey Cramsey, Michelle Molodynia