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Track and Field Plays Host to 2014 Border Battle

Tyler Byrne, racing in the men's 5,000m Saturday, won the event at last year's meet.

Tyler Byrne, racing in the men's 5,000m Saturday, won the event at last year's meet.

April 11, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville track and field teams play host to the fifth annual Border Battle on Saturday, April 11, at Cardinal Park Track and Soccer Stadium.

Events at the throws field are set to begin at 10 a.m. Field events inside the track are scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m., with running events commencing at noon. Live results from the meet can be accessed through

Live Results | NCAA East Outdoor Descending List | AAC Outdoor Descending List

The dual-scored meet showcases Louisville and Notre Dame against Indiana and Purdue. Admission is free.

Through the first three meets, the Cardinals have 12 marks that rank in the top-50 nationally. Regionally, Louisville has totaled 23 marks inside the top 50.

Louisville opens the meet with the men’s and women’s hammer throw competitions at the throws field. Nils Westrich, Sam Bombaugh, and Brad Vivace each have marks in the top 30 in the region, while holding Nos. 1-3 in the conference. On the women’s side, Patrice Gates and Caitlin Gilmore rank second and fourth, respectively in the conference.

Brittany Owens won last year's long jump competition.

Following the women’s and then the men’s shot put events, Louisville begins competition on the track with the men’s and women’s short hurdles events. In the women’s shot put, Liberty Slinden ranks third in the conference and standout Emmonnie Henderson is making her collegiate debut in the event and the discus. The freshman played on the Louisville women’s basketball team, helping the Cardinals to the NCAA regional final.

The Cardinals’ jumps contingent gets started at 12:30 p.m. with the men’s and women’s pole vault. In the women’s long jump group, Bre’Yana Wash, Brittany Owens, Kim Cardeiro, and Hannah Cox - all competing on Saturday - rank inside the AAC’s top 10.

During the jumping events, Tyler Byrne leads a trio of men in the 5,000m race at 1 p.m. Byrne, a cross country All-American, has the fastest time in the conference in the event and won the race at last year’s meet.

Upon conclusion of the 4x100m relays, Louisville is scheduled to line up six in the men’s 1,500m. Andrew Stewart, Thomas Cave, and Ryan Eaton, and Nick Reader also are slated to take part in the men’s 800m at 3:10 p.m.

Louisville will participate in four-consecutive sprinting events later in the day, consisting of the men’s and women’s 400m hurdles and the men’s and women’s 200m. Calvin Arsenault, who took third in both hurdles competitions last year, has the second-fastest time in conference this season in the 400m hurdles.

In the 200m, Jermaine Parrish is one of two freshmen in the men’s race. He has the seventh-fastest time this season in the event. Wash, Kayla Tyson, and Nitaya Walker will take part in the women’s race prior to the men’s competition.

The Cardinals conclude the meet with the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays.

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Saturday, April 12

Men’s Hammer Throw, 10 a.m.
Sam Bombaugh, Nils Westrich, Brad Vivace, Trevor Troutman, Darrius Lopez

Women’s Hammer Throw, Following
Patrice Gates, Caitlin Gilmore, Rachel Serafin, Hannah Baker

Women’s Shot Put, 10 a.m.
Liberty Slinden, Emmonnie Henderson, Rachel Serafin

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

Women’s 100m Hurdles Preliminaries, Noon
Gwen Shaw, Brianne Brown, Alexis Murry

Men’s 110m Hurdles Preliminaries, 12:15 p.m.
Calvin Arsenault

Women’s 5,000m, 12:30 p.m.
Maria Frigo, Megan Klein, Leah Kiyohara

Men’s High Jump, 12:30 p.m.
Michael Thompson

Women’s High Jump, Following
Maggie Gilbertson, Kelsie Courtney

Men’s Pole Vault, 12:30 p.m.
Kevin Jackson

Women’s Pole Vault, Following
Chanel Krause, Chelsea Bingham

Men’s Long Jump, 12:30 p.m.
Jeron Brown

Women’s Long Jump, Following
Brittany Owens, Bre’Yana Wash, Hannah Cox, Kim Cardeiro, Brianne Brown

Women’s Triple Jump, Following
Zahara Gully, Allison Grewe

Men’s 5,000m, 1 p.m.
Tyler Byrne, Japhet Kipkoech, Jonathan Reynolds

Men’s Discus, 1:30 p.m.
Codie Hamsley, Steve Wade, Trevor Troutman, Andrew Nelson

Women’s Discus, Following
Hannah Baker, Emmonnie Henderson, Dolly Nyemah, Rachel Serafin

Women’s Javelin, Following
Jenna Wargo, Katie Wimpari, Rachel Dixon, Dolly Nyemah

Women’s 4x100m Relay, 1:30 p.m.
Louisville ‘A’ (T. Bradley, B. Wash, A. Murry, K. Tyson)

Men’s 4x100m Relay, 1:40 p.m.
Louisville ‘A’ (J. Parrish, M. Thompson, A. Keys, J. Brown)

Women’s 1,500m, 1:50 p.m.
Benadate Cheruiyot

Men’s 1,500m, 2 p.m.
Andrew Stewart, Ernest Kibet, Edwin Kibichiy, Thomas Cave, Ryan Eaton, Nick Reader

Men’s 110m Hurdles Final, 2:10 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Calvin Arsenault

Women’s 100m Hurdles, 2:20 p.m. (contingent upon advancing)
Gwen Shaw, Brianne Brown, Alexis Murry

Women’s 400m, 2:25 p.m.
Taylor Bradley, Randi Norris, La’Bianca Frazier

Men’s 400m, 2:30 p.m.
Jeron Brown, Antoine Keys

Women’s 100m, 2:40 p.m.
Nitaya Walker

Men’s 100m, 2:50 p.m.
Jermaine Parrish

Women’s 800m, 3 p.m.
Benadate Cheruiyot, Jordan Diaz

Men’s 800m, 3:10 p.m.
Andrew Stewart, Thomas Cave, Ryan Eaton, Nick Reader

Women’s 400m Hurdles, 3:20 p.m.
Gwen Shaw, Alexis Murry, Zahara Gully

Men’s 400m Hurdles, 3:30 p.m.
Calvin Arsenault

Women’s 200m, 3:40 p.m.
Bre’Yana Wash, Kayla Tyson, Nitaya Walker

Men’s 200m, 3:55 p.m.
Jermaine Parrish

Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase, 4:10 p.m.
Claire Noser, Rachel Pease

Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase, 4:20 p.m.
Stacey Eden

Women’s 4x400m Relay, 4:25 p.m.
Louisville ‘A’ (G. Shaw, T. Bradley, A. Murry, L. Frazier, R. Norris, K. Tyson, J. Diaz)

Men’s 4x400m Relay, 4:30 p.m.
Louisville ‘A’ (C. Arsenault, A. Keys, J. Brown, J. Parrish)



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