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Track and Field to Compete at Meyo Invitational

Jacob Sebastian ranks eighth in the conference in the pole vault.

Jacob Sebastian ranks eighth in the conference in the pole vault.

Jan. 31, 2013


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville track and field teams will send nearly 40 student-athletes this weekend to the renowned Meyo Invitational on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

The event spans two days, beginning on Friday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. Competition in the Loftus Sport Center feature competitors from nearly 50 schools. Live results from each day will be available on

On the first day of competition, the Cardinals begin with five-straight field events. Following the pole vault, Brittany Owens leads a quartet in the women's long jump at 4 p.m. A freshman, Owens has the sixth-best long jump mark in the conference this season. Once that competition is complete, the men's long jump begins. Also beginning at 4 p.m. is the women's weight throw, followed by the men's section. Michelle Kinsella, who currently holds the seventh-best high jump mark in the country, will participate in the event at 6 p.m.

The Cardinals' track events are scheduled to start at 5:25 p.m., with Calvin Arsenault in the men's 60m hurdles. On the women's side, Margret Harris is scheduled to race in the 60m trials and, should she advance, is slated to run in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Louisville concludes the day with the women's 1,000m at 8:40 p.m. and the men's 500m.



Day two consists of another action-packed day for the squads, as the teams are slated to compete in at least 13 different events.

Early on, Khadija Abdullah will be one of four throwers competing in the women's shot put at 11 a.m. The men's section of the event begins once the women's competition is done. Louisville's men currently rank Nos. 3-5 and 7 in the conference in the shot put.

Approximately at the same time, Andrew Stewart is scheduled to race in the men's mile. Following his event, the Cardinals will have runners in the men's and women's 400m events as well as the women's 800m. After the men's and women's 200m events, the Cardinals' distance runners will run in their respective 3,000m events. The team closes the day with men's 4x400m relay at 5:10 p.m.

Last time out, the Cardinals had a strong showing from their sprints group at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington. On Saturday, Arsenault shattered the 20-year-old 60m hurdles record, registering a career-best mark of 7.96. It was the first time in his career he had broke the eight-second barrier. In the distance events, four runners clocked top-50 national times in the 5,000m at the Indiana Relays. Harris highlighted the women's group's performances, winning the 60m semifinals and finals races and then cruising to a career best in the 200m for a fourth-place showing.

Louisville's field athletes also had impressive showings at the meet in Kentucky. Bombaugh, who placed third in the weight throw, notched a career-best mark of 19.13m/62-9.25 that ranks 28th nationally. Amashi Kendall captured her third victory in the event on the women's side. Her season-best mark currently ranks 15th nationally.

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Friday, Feb. 1

Women's Open Pole Vault, 4 p.m.
Chelsea Bingham

Women's Long Jump, 4 p.m.
Brittany Owens, Margret Harris, Kim Cardeiro, Hannah Cox

Men's Long Jump, Following
Jeron Brown

Women's Weight Throw, 4 p.m.
Hannah Baker, Patrice Gates, Amashi Kendall, Rachel Serafin, Liberty Slinden

Men's Weight Throw, Following
Sam Bombaugh, Isaac Bowling, Brad Vivace, Sebastian Lenz, Nils Westrich

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

Women's 60m Trials, 5:50 p.m.
Margret Harris

Women's High Jump, 6 p.m.
Michelle Kinsella

Men's Open Pole Vault, 7 p.m.
Kevin Jackson, Jacob Sebastian

Men's 5,000m, 7:15 p.m.
Japhet Kipkoech

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

Women's 60m Semifinals (contingent upon advancing), 8 p.m.
Margret Harris

Women's 1,000m, 8:40 p.m.
Kelsey Cramsey, Jordan Diaz

Men's 500m, 9:40 p.m.
Marcus Motill

Saturday, Feb. 2

Women's 3,000m, 10 a.m.
Maria Frigo, Megan Klein, Michelle Molodynia

Women's Shot Put, 11 a.m.
Khadija Abdullah, Amashi Kendall, Rachel Serafin, Liberty Slinden

Men's Shot Put, Following
Sam Bombaugh, Isaac Bowling, Brad Vivace, Steve Wade

Men's Mile, 11:20 a.m.
Andrew Stewart

Women's 400m, 11:50 a.m.
Chelsea Brown

Men's 400m, 12:20 p.m.
Marcellus Hobbs, Antoine Keys

Women's 800m, 12:50 p.m.
Kelsey Cramsey, Jordan Diaz

Men's High Jump, 1 p.m.
Chrisjaan Smith

Women's 200m, 1:45 p.m.
Margret Harris, Chelsea Brown

Men's 200m, 2:15 p.m.
Marcellus Hobbs, Antoine Keys

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

Women's 60m Finals (contingent upon advancing), 3:25 p.m.
Margret Harris

Invitational Women's 3,000m, 4:10 p.m.
Agnes Chepchumba, Benadate Cheruiyot

Ryan Shay Men's 3,000m, 4:25 p.m.
Ernest Kibet, Edwin Kibichiy, Luke Lovelace

Men's 4x400m Relay, 5:10 p.m.
Louisville `A' (J. Brown, M. Hobbs, A. Keys, M. Motill)

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