Track & Field Wraps up Competition in Day One of HL Outdoors
May 4, 2012
Sam Kehoe finished second in the 10,000-meter run, helping the UIC men's track & field team jump out to a third-place start after day one of the Horizon League Championship Friday at the Krauss-Miller-Lutz Outdoor Athletics Complex. The women's team did not record a team point on day one, despite Jennifer Johnson recording a pair of top-three finishes in the heptathlon.
Kehoe accounted for all eight of the Flames' team points on the men's side - he crossed the finishing line in 30:46.58, just behind Loyola's Josh Stein (30:39.84). Senior Brian Denk took eighth in the event, finishing in 32:09.45.
"It was good to see Sam finish second; he raced well," said head coach Jim Knoedel. "Finishing second is his highest Horizon League finish - he's worked very hard over the past few months, logging 70-80 miles per week, and it's paid off with a runner-up spot. I'm looking forward to watching him race the 5K on Sunday."
Jennifer Johnson finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (15.85 seconds), third in the high jump (1.47 meters), second in the shot put (9.93 meters) and sixth in the 200-meter (29.22 seconds) as the Flames' featured heptathlete.
Meanwhile, freshman Matt Marzahl took fourth in both the 100-meter dash (11.66 seconds) and long jump (5.75 meters), and placed second in both the shot put (10.57 meters) and high jump (1.97 meters) during the decathlon.
Saturday's action, which will include many of the traditional running and field events, gets underway at 9 a.m. CST, beginning with the men's 110-meter hurdles.