March 15, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville track and field teams open their 2012 outdoor seasons at the Bulls Invitational this week in Tampa, Fla., at the USF Track and Field Stadium on campus of the University of South Florida.
The two-day event begins on Thursday, March 15, and continues on Friday, March 16. Results will be available on UofLsports.com following the meet. Twenty-four schools will have student-athletes in action.
On Thursday, the lone event the Cardinals will participate in will be the hammer throw. Patrice Gates and Hannah Baker will take part in the women's competition at 3 p.m. and Sam Bombaugh and Brad Vivace throw at 5 p.m.
Louisville opens Friday with the jumping events, starting with the women's long jump at 10 a.m. After the men's long jump and the women's triple jump, Patrice Gates and Jenna Wargo will compete in the javelin at 11:30 a.m.
The field events continue with the women's pole vault followed by the men's shot put and the women's discus. All-American Chinwe Okoro will throw in the discus event alongside teammates Khadija Abdullah, Amashi Kendall and Baker. Kendall recently earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Michelle Theophille, who also earned indoor All-America accolades, leads a quartet of women's jumpers in the high jump at 2 p.m., with the men's pole vault and women's triple jump after that.
The running events commence at 2:30 p.m., beginning with Cassie Martin in the women's 3,000m steeplechase. The middle-distance and distance events are up next, including Madie Davidson, Maria Frigo, Luke Lovelace, Ryan Eaton, Andrew Stewart and Mattias Wolter in their respective 1,500m races.
Later in the day, Ahlivia Spencer
is slated to compete in the women's 400m, while Marcellus Hobbs
, Calvin Arsenault
and Emmanuel Matadi
will race on the men's side.
Louisville concludes the day with the men's and women's 4x400m relay races, the men's discus and the women's shot put.
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BULLS INVITATIONAL (TAMPA, FLA. - USF TRACK & FIELD STADIUM)
Thursday, March 15
Women's Hammer Throw, 3 p.m.
Patrice Gates, Hannah Baker
Men's Hammer Throw, 5 p.m.
Sam Bombaugh, Brad Vivace
Friday, March 16
Women's Long Jump, 10 a.m.
Kim Cardeiro, Margret Harris
Men's Long Jump, Following
Women's Triple Jump, Following
Women's Javelin, 11:30 a.m.
Patrice Gates, Jenna Wargo
Women's Pole Vault, Noon
Men's Shot Put, 1:30 p.m.
Brad Vivace, Sam Bombaugh, Isaac Bowling
Women's Discus, 2 p.m.
Chinwe Okoro, Khadija Abdullah, Amashi Kendall, Hannah Baker
Women's High Jump, 2 p.m.
Michelle Theophille, Megan Schubert, Maggie Gilbertson, Kim Cardeiro
Men's Pole Vault, Following
Women's Triple Jump, Following
Women's 3,000m Steeplechase, 2:30 p.m.
Women's 3,000m, Following
Megan Klein, Ariel Briggs
Women's 1,500m, Following
Madie Davidson, Maria Frigo
Men's 1,500m, Following
Luke Lovelace, Ryan Eaton, Andrew Stewart, Mattias Wolter
Women's 400m, Following
Ahlivia Spencer, Gabrielle Jackson, Hadassah Bruno
Men's 400m, Following
Marcellus Hobbs, Calvin Arsenault, Emmanuel Matadi
Women's 800m, Following
Men's 800m, Following
Men's 400m Hurdles, Following
Women's 200m, Following
Hadassah Bruno, Kim Cardeiro
Men's 200m, Following
Women's 4x400m Relay, Following
Louisville `A' - (G. Jackson, C. Lockhart, M. Harris, A. Spencer, H. Bruno)
Men's 4x400m Relay, Following
Louisville `A' - (E. Matadi, M. Hobbs, C. Arsenault, J. Frazier)
Men's Discus, 5 p.m.
Isaac Bowling, Andrew Nelson
Women's Shot Put, 5:30 p.m.
Chinwe Okoro, Khadija Abdullah, Amashi Kendall