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Track and Field Heads to Hoosier Hills for Final Regular-Season Meet

Patrice Gates ranks 20th nationally in the weight throw.

Patrice Gates ranks 20th nationally in the weight throw.

Feb. 13, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville track and field teams are competing in their final indoor regular-season meet this weekend, participating in the Hoosier Hills Invitational in the Gladstein Fieldhouse in Bloomington, Ind.

Louisville begins competition at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, and action continues on Saturday should the team’s sprinters advance to their respective finals. Along with host Indiana, Louisville will be competing against teams such as Cincinnati, Indiana State, and Kentucky.

The Cardinals open the meet at Indiana with a pair of field events in the women’s long jump and men’s weight throw.

Brittany Owens registered a personal best in the long jump, leaping 6.11m/20-0.50 to hold the best mark in the AAC and the 26th-best jump nationally. Bre’Yana Wash, one of the other student-athletes taking part in the long jump, ranks fifth in the AAC.

In the weight throw, Sam Bombaugh and Brad Vivace rank first and fifth, respectively. The women’s section of the event starts at 7:30 p.m., led by conference leader Patrice Gates. The senior recorded a personal-best throw of 20.26m/66-5.75, which ranks 20th nationally, at the Indiana Relays.

Following the men’s and women’s hurdles, Chanel Krause and Chelsea Bingham take part in the women’s pole vault. Under the tutelage of new assistant Brooke Demo, the women’s group has flourished. A freshman, Krause cleared the second-best height in school history at 3.95m/12-11.50 at the Indiana Relays, while Bingham achieved a personal best of 3.82m/12-6.25 last week.



At 5:40 p.m., Alexis Murry is scheduled to run in the 60m semifinals. Should the freshman advance, she is slated to run on Saturday.

Brad Vivace is the conference leader in the shot put.

Later in the day, a trio of men’s throwers participate in the shot put at 7 p.m. Vivace has a league-best throw of 18.18m/59-7.75.

Following the men’s 800m, Kelsey Cramsey is one of two taking part in the women’s 600m. She nearly eclipsed the school record in the 800m last week, clocking a time of 2:10.42. Her mark was just two tenths of a second shy of the 2010 mark set by Kat Alcorn.

Toward the end of the meet, Tyler Byrne and Stacey Eden make their season debut in the 3,000m at 9:50 p.m. During the cross country season, Byrne won the AAC conference title and became the school’s third All-American after taking 29th at the NCAA Championships.

The first day of action for Louisville concludes with three relays: the women’s and men’s distance medley relays and the women’s 4x400m relay. At the Meyo Invitational last weekend, Louisville’s quartet of Emily Bushey, Taylor Bradley, Cramsey, and Maria Frigo set the school record in the DMR with a time of 11:47.61. That time is currently the best in the conference.

Louisville’s postseason competition begins on Feb. 28 with the American Athletic Conference Championships in New York, N.Y. Louisville boasts 23 marks that rank in the top five in the AAC.

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Friday, Feb. 14

Women’s Long Jump, 5 p.m.
Brianne Brown, Hannah Cox, Brittany Owens, Bre’Yana Wash

Men’s Weight Throw, 5 p.m.
Sam Bombaugh, Brad Vivace

Women’s 60m Hurdles, 5 p.m.
Brianne Brown, Hannah Cox, Alexis Murry

Men’s 60m Hurdles, 5:20 p.m.
Calvin Arsenault, Marcus Motill

Women’s Pole Vault, 5:30 p.m.
Chelsea Bingham, Chanel Krause

Women’s 60m Semifinals, 5:40 p.m.
Alexis Murry

Women’s Mile, 6:30 p.m.
Benadate Cheruiyot

Men’s Mile, 6:40 p.m.
Ryan Eaton, Ernest Kibet

Men’s High Jump, 6:45 p.m.
Michael Thompson

Women’s 400m, 6:55 p.m.
Taylor Bradley, La’Bianca Frazier, Randi Norris

Men’s Long Jump, 7 p.m.
Jeron Brown, Nick Kennedy

Men’s Shot Put, 7 p.m.
Isaac Bowling, Brad Vivace, Steve Wade

Men’s 400m, 7:15 p.m.
Calvin Arsenault, Antoine Keys

Women’s Weight Throw, 7:30 p.m.
Patrice Gates, Caitlin Gilmore, Dolly Nyemah, Rachel Serafin

Women’s 800m, 7:35 p.m.
Emily Bushey, Michelle Molodynia

Men’s 800m, 7:50 p.m.
Thomas Cave, Andrew Stewart

Women’s 600m, 8:05 p.m.
Kelsey Cramsey, Jordan Diaz

Men’s Pole Vault, 8:30 p.m.
Kevin Jackson, Marcus Motill

Women’s 200m, 8:40 p.m.
Taylor Bradley, Alexis Murry, Kayla Tyson

Women’s Triple Jump, 9 p.m.
Brittany Owens

Men’s 200m, 9:05 p.m.
Antoine Keys

Women’s High Jump, 9:15 p.m.
Kelsie Courtney, Maggie Gilbertson

Women’s Shot Put, 9:30 p.m.
Rachel Serafin, Liberty Slinden

Women’s 3,000m, 9:35 p.m.
Agnes Chepchumba, Maria Frigo, Leah Kiyohara, Megan Klein, Claire Noser, Rachel Pease

Men’s 3,000m, 9:50 p.m.
Tyler Byrne, Stacey Eden, Edwin Kibichiy

Women’s Distance Medley Relay, 10:15 p.m.
Louisville ‘A’ (A. Gennocro, M. Molodynia, J. Diaz, B. Cheruiyot)

Men’s Distance Medley Relay, 10:30 p.m.
Louisville ‘A’ (T. Cave, R. Eaton, E. Kibet, A. Stewart)

Women’s 4x400m Relay, 10:45 p.m.
Louisville ‘A’ (L. Frazier, R. Norris, K. Cramsey, E. Bushey)

Saturday, Feb. 15

Women’s 60m Hurdles Final, 10:30 a.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Brianne Brown, Hannah Cox, Alexis Murry

Men’s 60m Hurdles Final, 10:35 a.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Calvin Arsenault

Women’s 60m Final, 10:40 a.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Alexis Murry

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