April 4, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville track and field teams return to the state of Alabama this weekend, competing at the Crimson Tide Invitational on Saturday, April 5, at the Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
Live results for the meet will be available on BranchSportsTech.com.
Louisville opened its outdoor season at the Alabama Relays. In total, the Cardinals logged 21 top-10 finishes after three days of competition.
Steve Wade posted a career-best mark in the shot put with a toss of 17.06m/55-11.75 that ranks 28th in the NCAA East Region. Nick Kennedy posted a long jump mark that ranks third in the conference, while Bre'Yana Wash's leap in the women's competition ranks fifth in the league. On the track, Calvin Arsenault raced to a time of 53.05 in the 400m hurdles that ranks 29th in the region.
The Cardinals are coming off their first home meet of the year, the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational, in which the team combined for 42 top-five finishes between the two days. On the first day of competition, Louisville's throwers compiled six marks that rank in the top 20 in the NCAA East Region.
Louisville opens the meet with the men's and women's hammer throw competitions, followed by the discus.
Patrice Gates won the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood hammer throw competition with a toss of 57.70m/189-4, good enough for 13th in the region and 30th nationally. On the men's side, Nils Westrich moved into 16th in the region in the event, while Brad Vivace is 20th. Codie Hamsley had a solid performance in the discus, taking over 20th in the region.
At 6:15 p.m. ET, Mattias Wolter lines up as one of three Cardinals in the men's 3,000m steeplechase. Wolter, who did not compete in the event last week due to weather, is a first team All-American in the steeplechase after placing sixth at last year's national championships.
In the next event, Arsenault is slated to take part in the 110m hurdles before competing in the 400m hurdles at 8:10 p.m. The junior raced to a time of 14.08 in the 110m hurdles this past weekend, good enough for second in the conference and 14th in the region.
Toward the middle of the meet, Chanel Krause, Chelsea Bingham, and Jenna Wargo will take part in their respective competitions. In the pole vault, Krause, an Alabama native, and Bingham finished 1-2 in the event after each cleared 3.76m/12-4. Wargo, after not competing for more than a year and a half, placed second in the women's javelin with a throw of 45.86m/150-5. That mark, though early in the year, is third best in the conference and 18th in the region.
Kelsey Cramsey, scheduled to participate two events on Saturday, ran to a first-place finish in the women's 800m at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational last weekend and boasts the No. 6 ranking in the event in the conference. She races in the event at 8 p.m. and is slated to take part in the 1,500m at 9:10 p.m.
Before the men's shot put competition begins at 8:30 p.m., featuring Brad Vivace and Steve Wade, Rachel Serafin and Liberty Slinden will get set for the women's section. Slinden's mark of 14.91m/48-11, achieved last weekend ranks 18th in the shot put.
The meet for the Cardinals wraps up with the men's and women's 5,000m races and the women's 4x400m relays.
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CRIMSON TIDE INVITATIONAL (TUSCALOOSA, ALA. - SAM BAILEY TRACK AND FIELD STADIUM)
Saturday, April 5
Men's Hammer Throw, 11:30 a.m.
Sam Bombaugh, Darrius Lopez, Trevor Troutman, Brad Vivace, Nils Westrich
Women's Hammer Throw, Following
Hannah Baker, Patrice Gates, Caitlin Gilmore, Rachel Serafin
Men's Discus, 3 p.m.
Codie Hamsley, Andrew Nelson, Trevor Troutman, Steve Wade
Women's Discus, 4:45 p.m.
Hannah Baker, Dolly Nyemah, Rachel Serafin
Men's Long Jump, 5 p.m.
Women's Long Jump, 5:05 p.m.
Brianne Brown, Kim Cardeiro, Hannah Cox, Brittany Owens, Bre'Yana Wash
Men's 4x100m Relay, 6 p.m.
Louisville `A' (J. Brown, A. Keys, J. Parrish, M. Thompson)
Men's 3,000m Steeplechase, 6:15 p.m.
Stacey Eden, Edwin Kibichiy, Mattias Wolter
Men's 110m Hurdles, 6:45 p.m.
Men's High Jump, 6:50 p.m.
Women's High Jump, 6:55 p.m.
Kelsie Courtney, Maggie Gilbertson
Women's 100m Hurdles, 7 p.m.
Brianne Brown, Alexis Murry, Gwen Shaw
Men's Pole Vault, 7 p.m.
Women's Pole Vault, 7:05 p.m.
Chelsea Bingham, Chanel Krause
Men's 400m, 7:10 p.m.
Women's 400m, 7:20 p.m.
Taylor Bradley, La'Bianca Frazier, Randi Norris
Men's 100m, 7:30 p.m.
Zachery Main, Jermaine Parrish
Women's Javelin, Following
Jenna Wargo, Katie Wimpari
Men's 800m, 7:50 p.m.
Women's 800m, 8 p.m.
Men's 400m Hurdles, 8:10 p.m.
Women's 400m Hurdles, 8:20 p.m.
Alexis Murry, Gwen Shaw
Women's Shot Put, 8:25 p.m.
Rachel Serafin, Liberty Slinden
Men's 200m, 8:30 p.m.
Antoine Keys, Zachery Main, Jermaine Parrish, Michael Thompson
Men's Shot Put, 8:30 p.m.
Brad Vivace, Steve Wade
Women's 200m, 8:40 p.m.
Taylor Bradley, La'Bianca Frazier, Randi Norris, Kayla Tyson, Bre'Yana Wash
Men's 1,500m, 8:55 p.m.
Women's 1,500m, 9:10 p.m.
Men's 5,000m, 9:25 p.m.
Tyler Byrne, Ernest Kibet, Japhet Kipkoech
Women's 5,000m, 9:45 p.m.
Women's 4x400m Relay, 10:10 p.m.
Louisville `A' (T. Bradley, A. Murry, R. Norris, G. Shaw)