Track & Field

Track And Field Travels to UTEP Springtime Invitational

March 26, 2009

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MILWAUKEE--Marquette track and field returns to action Saturday at the UTEP Springtime Invitational in El Paso, Texas with a squad comprised mostly of throwers and jumpers. Events begin at 10 a.m. MDT with the women's hammer throw and will conclude upon the completion of the men's 4x400-meter relay at 6:50 p.m.

"The meet this weekend is at altitude so we are taking more of the events that are going to benefit from it," said head coach Bert Rogers. "It would be harder for some of the distance runners and mid-distance runners so that is why we are splitting the group up a little bit and taking the throwers and jumpers."

Men's co-captains Nick Van Deraa and Jeff Kluge will both look to continue climbing the MU top-10 lists in the pole vault and the discus, respectively, as will Jessica Ehlen in the hammer throw.

"Nick Van Deraa was knocking on the school record all of indoors in the pole vault," Rogers said. "He has had some good practices and is ready to jump high. Jeff Kluge opened up the season throwing pretty well in the discus and Jessi Ehlen is throwing well in the hammer and the discus."

The Golden Eagles competed last weekend at the Georgia Relays where Jayne Grebinski and Erynn James each set NCAA Regional qualifying marks in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the high jump, respectively. Grebinski and James each captured first in their events, with Grebinski beating the field by over 42 seconds. For her efforts, Grebinski was honored as the first ever BIG EAST Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week.

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