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 GoCards.com.
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.
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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CARDINAL TWILIGHT (CARDINAL PARK TRACK STADIUM - LOUISVILLE, KY.)
Friday, May 10
Women’s Pole Vault, 11:30 a.m.
Men’s Long Jump, Noon
Women’s High Jump, 1:30 p.m.
Men’s Pole Vault, 2:15 p.m.
Men’s High Jump, 3:15 p.m.
Women’s 5,000m Section 2, 4 p.m.
Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase