LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Calvin Arsenault shattered a 20-year-old school record on Saturday, and the University of Louisville track and field teams capped a weekend of action at two different meets.
Arsenault, who continued to inch closer to 60m hurdles mark that was set in 1993, initially broke the record in the event’s semifinals at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington. After recording a time of 8.02, the sophomore registered a career-best 7.96 in the finals for a fourth-place finish.
Margret Harris, who competed in a pair of sprints events, also had an impressive showing on the track. The Lancaster, Texas, native recorded wins in the 60m semifinals and finals and then clocked a personal-best 24.27 in the 200m to place fourth.
On the second day of the Indiana Relays in Bloomington, Ind., Louisville earned four top-five finishes in the running events. Mattias Wolter won the 5,000m race, and Japhet Kipkoech placed fifth in the event. In the invitational section, Edwin Kibichiy raced to a time of 14:17.84, good enough for a top-five listing in the conference and top-15 nationally. On the women’s side, Kelsey Cramsey took third in the 800m.
The Cardinals’ field event athletes, who only competed at the Rod McCravy Memorial, were led by Khadija Abdullah’s third-place showing in the shot put. Liberty Slinden and Amashi Kendall also earned top-10 finishes in the event.
Steve Wade notched a season-best 17.37m/57-0 in the shot put to capture fourth place. Brad Vivace also finished inside the top 10 behind a season-best mark in the event.
Overall, Louisville secured an additional eight BIG EAST additional qualifying marks, including five from the Indiana Relays. Four of the Cardinals’ qualifying times came from the men’s 5,000m event.
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ROD McCRAVY MEMORIAL (LEXINGTON, KY. – NUTTER FIELDHOUSE)
Saturday, Jan. 26
Women’s Shot Put
3. Khadija Abdullah – 16.17m/53-0.75 #
7. Liberty Slinden – 14.87m/48-9.50 #
8. Amashi Kendall – 14.67m/48-1.75 #