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Track and Field Splits Squads at Indoor Meets This Weekend

 
Maggie Gilbertson takes part in the high jump at the Meyo Invitational on Friday.


Maggie Gilbertson takes part in the high jump at the Meyo Invitational on Friday.

Feb. 6, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - With the regular season winding down, University of Louisville track and field is splitting squads this weekend to give its student-athletes more opportunities to position themselves in the conference and national descending order lists.

Louisville is sending seven to compete at the Akron Invitational in Akron, Ohio, while 48 are heading to the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind. Both meets begin on Friday, Feb. 7, and finish on Saturday.

At the Akron Invitational, three of the Cardinals’ pole vaulters - Chelsea Bingham, Chanel Krause, and Kevin Jackson - are scheduled to compete on Friday at 4 p.m. On that day, multi-event athletes Marcus Motill, Brianne Brown, Kim Cardeiro, and Hannah Cox also are scheduled to participate in their respective events. Motill is set to run the 60m at 5 p.m., while the women’s contingent runs the 60m hurdles at 5:15 p.m.

Last week, Krause cleared the second-best height in the pole vault in school history. The Mobile, Ala., native went over the bar at 3.95m/12-11.50, which ranks third in the conference and is the best mark among any freshman in the AAC.

Motill, Brown, Cardeiro, and Cox continue action on Saturday.

At the Meyo Invitational, a majority of Louisville’s field event competitors are scheduled to compete on Friday. Among those in action are Brittany Owens and Guillaume Victorin in their respective long jump events, weight throw conference leaders Patrice Gates and Sam Bombaugh, and Kelsie Courtney and Maggie Gilbertson in the high jump.


 

 

Victorin, a newcomer to the program, ranks No. 5 nationally in the long jump, while Owens has the 32nd-best leap in the country. Gates, who achieved a personal best of 20.26m/66-3.75 last week in the weight throw, is 19th in the country in her event.

Following the field events, Louisville’s sprinters take to the track at 5 p.m. with the 60m hurdles and 60m trials. Sophomore Calvin Arsenault ran a season-best 7.96 in the 60m hurdles at the Indiana Relays, which ranks in the top 50.

Freshman Jermaine Parrish, who runs at 6:10 p.m. in the 60m, has the sixth-fastest time in the conference. He produced a season-best 6.90 in early January to rank near the top of the conference.

The Cardinals’ distance runners also participate on Friday, with Ernest Kibet, Edwin Kibichiy, and Japhet Kipkoech slated to run in the 5,000m. The first day concludes with the women’s distance medley relay and the women’s 5,000m.

Saturday’s action begins with the Cardinals’ women’s distance group followed by the men’s and women’s shot put.

Brad Vivace, the conference leader in the shot put, competes in the event Saturday at the Meyo Invitational.


Shortly before 1 p.m., Kelsey Cramsey is scheduled to run in the 800m, an event where she ranks second in the AAC after racing to a time of 2:12.41 last week.

Louisville has five women competing in the 200m before Ben Williams takes part in the triple jump. Not only does he rank first in the conference, but his jump of 15.96m/52-4.50 ranks sixth nationally. He has competed in two triple jump competitions this year, winning both and earning AAC league honors twice.

Action comes to a close Saturday with the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays, where the Cardinals rank in the top six in both events.

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AKRON INVITATIONAL (AKRON, OHIO - STILE ATHLETICS FIELD HOUSE)

Friday, Feb. 7

Women’s Blue Pole Vault, 4 p.m.
Chelsea Bingham, Chanel Krause

Men’s Blue Pole Vault, Following
Kevin Jackson

Men’s 60m Heptathlon, 5 p.m.
Marcus Motill

Women’s 60m Hurdles Pentathlon, 5:15 p.m.
Brianne Brown, Kim Cardeiro, Hannah Cox

Saturday, Feb. 8

Men’s 60m Hurdles Heptathlon, 11:30 a.m.
Marcus Motill

MEYO INVITATIONAL (SOUTH BEND, IND. - LOFTUS SPORTS CENTER)

Friday, Feb. 7

Women’s Long Jump, 4 p.m.
Brittany Owens, Bre’Yana Wash

Men’s Long Jump, Following
Jeron Brown, Guillaume Victorin

Women’s Weight Throw, 4 p.m.
Patrice Gates, Caitlin Gilmore, Dolly Nyemah, Rachel Serafin

Men’s Weight Throw, Following
Sam Bombaugh, Brad Vivace

Women’s 60m Hurdles Trials, 5 p.m.
Alexis Murry

Men’s 60m Hurdles Trials, 5:25 p.m.
Calvin Arsenault

Women’s 60m Trials, 5:50 p.m.
Kayla Tyson

Women’s High Jump, 6 p.m.
Kelsie Courtney, Maggie Gilbertson

Men’s 60m Trials, 6:10 p.m.
Jermaine Parrish

Men’s 5,000m, 7:15 p.m.
Ernest Kibet, Edwin Kibichiy, Japhet Kipkoech

Women’s 60m Hurdles Semifinals, 7:50 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Alexis Murry

Men’s 60m Hurdles Semifinals, 7:55 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Calvin Arsenault

Women’s 60m Semifinals, 8 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Kayla Tyson

Men’s 60m Semifinals, 8:05 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Jermaine Parrish

Women’s Distance Medley Relay, 8:10 p.m.
Louisville ‘A’ (E. Bushey, K. Cramsey, L. Frazier, M. Frigo)

Women’s 5,000m, 9:55 p.m.
Agnes Chepchumba, Megan Klein

Saturday, Feb. 8

Women’s 3,000m, 10 a.m.
Benadate Cheruiyot, Adair Gennocro, Michelle Molodynia

Women’s Mile, 10:45 a.m.
Emily Bushey, Maria Frigo

Women’s Triple Jump, 11 a.m.
Brittany Owens

Women’s Shot Put, 11 a.m.
Rachel Serafin, Liberty Slinden

Men’s Shot Put, Following
Isaac Bowling, Brad Vivace, Steve Wade

Men’s Mile, 11:20 a.m.
Thomas Cave, Andrew Stewart, Mattias Wolter

Women’s 400m, 11:50 a.m.
Taylor Bradley, La’Bianca Frazier, Randi Norris

Men’s 400m, 12:20 p.m.
Calvin Arsenault, Jeron Brown, Antoine Keys

Women’s 800m, 12:50 p.m.
Kelsey Cramsey

Women’s 200m, 1:45 p.m.
Taylor Bradley, La’Bianca Frazier, Alexis Murry, Kayla Tyson, Bre’Yana Wash

Men’s Triple Jump Invitational, 2 p.m.
Ben Williams

Men’s 200m, 2:15 p.m.
Antoine Keys, Jermaine Parrish

Women’s 60m Hurdles Finals, 2:50 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Alexis Murry

Men’s 60m Hurdles Finals, 2:55 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Calvin Arsenault

Women’s 60m Finals, 3:20 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Kayla Tyson

Men’s 60m Finals, 3:25 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Jermaine Parrish

Women’s 4x400m Relay, 4:50 p.m.
Louisville ‘A’ (T. Bradley, L. Frazier, A. Murry, R. Norris, K. Tyson)

Men’s 4x400m Relay, 5:10 p.m.
Louisville ‘A’ (C. Arsenault, J. Brown, A. Keys, J. Parrish, A. Stewart)

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