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Track and Field Set for Final Home Meet in Cardinal Twilight

Chrisjaan Smith is 26th in the East Region in the high jump.

Chrisjaan Smith is 26th in the East Region in the high jump.

May 9, 2013


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As the NCAA postseason nears, the University of Louisville track and field teams play host to their annual last-chance meet, the Cardinal Twilight, on Friday, May 10, at the Cardinal Park Track Stadium.

The event is scheduled to provide student-athletes the opportunity to achieve preliminary round qualifying standards, earning a high enough ranking on the descending order list to reach the NCAA Division I Preliminary Rounds from May 23-25 and ultimately advance to the national championships.

Competition at the throws field begins at 10 a.m., while field events inside the stadium are scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. Running events start at 4 p.m. and then switch to a rolling schedule at 6 p.m. Live results from the meet can be accessed through

Twelve of Louisville’s 27 athletes in competition on Friday will take part in the throwing events.

On the men’s side, Sam Bombaugh and Nils Westrich make up two of the team’s four participants in the hammer throw. Bombaugh is 27th nationally in the event, with Westrich boasting a No. 43 ranking. In the discus, Steve Wade is 43rd in the east region, which is significant as the top 48 in each region advance to the preliminary rounds. Brad Vivace is set to lead a group in the shot put competition, where he ranks 44th nationally.

The Cardinals’ women are led by Amashi Kendall, who currently is 22nd nationally in the shot put, 27th in the discus, and 29th in the region in the hammer throw. Louisville’s other hammer throw competitor, Patrice Gates, is 40th nationally, with a No. 16 position in the region.



The jumping events also are scheduled for early in the day inside the stadium. After Chelsea Bingham competes in the pole vault, Kim Cardeiro and Brittany Owens will take part in the long jump, where Owens is No. 51 in the region. In the high jump, Michelle Kinsella and Chrisjaan Smith - Kinsella is third in the region and Smith is 26th in the east - will attempt to build upon their lofty national rankings.

Louisville’s competitors on the track include Andrew Stewart (1,500m), Marcus Motill (200m and 400m), Benadate Cheruiyot (3,000m steeplechase), and Japhet Kipkoech and Luke Lovelace, each running in the 5,000m.

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Friday, May 10

Women’s Javelin
Katie Wimpari

Men’s Hammer Throw
Sam Bombaugh, Sebastian Lenz, Brad Vivace, Nils Westrich

Women’s Hammer Throw
Patrice Gates, Caitlin Gilmore

Men’s Discus
Isaac Bowling, Steve Wade

Women’s Shot Put
Amashi Kendall, Liberty Slinden

Women’s Discus
Hannah Baker, Amashi Kendall

Men’s Shot Put
Isaac Bowling, Brad Vivace, Steve Wade

Women’s Pole Vault, 11:30 a.m.
Chelsea Bingham

Women’s Long Jump, Noon
Kim Cardeiro, Brittany Owens

Men’s Long Jump, Noon
Jeron Brown

Women’s High Jump, 1:30 p.m.
Michelle Kinsella

Men’s Pole Vault, 2:15 p.m.
Jacob Sebastian

Men’s High Jump, 3:15 p.m.
Chrisjaan Smith

Women’s 5,000m Section 2, 4 p.m.
Agnes Chepchumba

Men’s 1,500m
Ryan Eaton, Evan Hibbs, Andrew Stewart

Men’s 400m
Marcus Motill

Men’s 200m
Marcus Motill

Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase
Benadate Cheruiyot

Men’s 5,000m Section 1
Japhet Kipkoech, Luke Lovelace

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