Track & Field Concludes Action at Marquette Duals, U of C Invite
April 5, 2014
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Several members of the Flames men’s track & field team traveled to Milwaukee, Wisc., to compete in the Marquette Duals Friday evening.
The men were dominated by freshman Kyle Hauser who took home top honors in the 3000-meter run, crossing the finish line in just 9:07.81.
“Kyle Hauser had another great race under bad conditions up at Marquette,” said head coach Jim Knoedel. “With winds gusting 25 mph and temperatures in the 30's he showed what a great competitor he is, winning the 3K. Times weren't going to be fast, but he raced well and I was very happy with his win.”
U of C Invite:
The remaining members of the Flames track & field team’s participated in the U of C Invitational Saturday morning.
Sophomore Martin Hunter participated in the 200-meter dash finishing in 2nd-place with a time of 22.29 seconds.
Teammates Pawel Klimek and Andrew Rosete competed in the men’s pole vault coming in second and third place with marks of 4.40 meters and 4.25 meters, respectively.
Christian Saporiti had an impressive performance in the shot put and discus throw, taking first in shot put throwing a distance of 14.05 meters. Saporiti also threw competitively in the discus throw with a mark of 35.65 meters.
“Christian continues to dominate in the throws as he took two titles today,” said Knoedel. “He's starting to realize what a talent he is and its exciting to watch his development.”
The Flames dominated in the men’s long jump, bringing home the top-three spots. Michael Graham placed first with a mark of 6.31 meters. Teammates Seyi Ogunleye and Dan Hinspeter came in second and third-place with marks of 6.30 meters and 6.17 meters, respectively.
On the women’s side, freshman Imani Dixon took home top honors in the 200-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 26.15 seconds
“Imani did a great job in the 200 meters today, I was happy to see her run such an aggressive race and excited to see the fast time in less than good conditions,” said Knoedel.
Junior Gabrielle Schmidt participated in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles with times of 17.26 seconds and 1:10.14.
Freshman Ariel Gibbs placed first in the women’s long jump setting a career best leaping a distance of 5.51 meters.
“Ariel consistently been showing us that a PR would be arriving and to do it in such cold conditions shows me she will jump even further,” explained Knoedel.
Senior Noelle Williams finished second in both the hammer and javelin throw. In the hammer throw she recorded a mark of 41.98 meters, and threw the javelin a distance of 32.26 meters.
The Flames track & field teams return to action on April 11, when they travel to Romeoville, Ill., to participate in the Chicagoland Championships.