Track & Field

Track and Field Concludes Successful Weekend

March 27, 2010

Stanford Results | S.F. State Results | SIU Results | Warrior Invitational Results

MILWAUKEE - A successful weekend on the track was highlighted by performances of Jack Hackett and Jayne Grebinski at the Stanford Invitational and Rachel Thiel at the SIU Spring Classic.

"It was a breezy day, which affected some of the events on the track (at SIU)," head coach Bert Rogers said. "The sprints were run directly into the wind. I felt like we competed hard and it should prepare us for our dual meet next weekend with UWM."

Grebinski upped her personal-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:30.81 to finish ninth, while Hackett moved into the sixth spot in MU history with a time of 14:33.88 in the 5,000-meter run. In Hackett's first ever 5,000 meter race, he finished seventh in a very competitive field, while Grebinski lessened the gap between her and school-record holder Brianna Dahm in the steeplechase.

Thiel recorded a distance of 14.96 meters (49 feet, 1 inch) in the shot put to improve upon her school record in the event. She also competed in the discus and hammer throw, recording ninth and tenth-place finishes, respectively, in those events.

MU also turned in impressive performances across the board at SIU. Olivia Johnson captured first place in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:25.11. Erynn James also earned the top spot in the women's high jump with a leap of 1.68 meters (5-06.00).

In addition to James, also reaching a BIG EAST mark was freshman Sarah MacCourtney, who recorded a height of 1.68 meters.

In the pole vault, Carrie Schmid and Lauren Darnall each set BIG EAST qualifying marks. Schmid placed second at a height of 3.75 meters (12-03.50).

On the men's side at SIU, freshman Kyle Winter took home a title in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.06 seconds.

Cheldon Brown placed second in the high jump as did Michael O'Brien in the 400-meter hurdles.

At the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, MU earned three of the top five spots in the women's 10,000-meter run. Senior Amanda Beggs placed second in 35:59.63, while classmate Anna Weber was third in 37.03.54. Junior Laurie Dalrymple rounded out the top five with a time of 37:26.53.

On the men's side in San Francisco, Nick Szczech recorded the fourth-fastest time (31:05.32) in the 10,000-meter run, followed closely by Brice Cleland (31:49.53). Freshman Connor Callahan placed eighth.

The Golden Eagles return to action Friday when they host Wisconsin-Milwaukee for a dual meet at Valley Fields.

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