Louisville Track and Field posts 3 Top-5 school marks at Crimson Tide Invitational

Louisville Track and Field posts 3 Top-5 school marks at Crimson Tide Invitational

Louisville Track and Field posts 3 Top-5 school marks at Crimson Tide Invitational


by WHAS11.com


Posted on April 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A trio of top-five school marks highlighted the University of Louisville track and field teams’ performances at the Crimson Tide Invitational on Saturday at the Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Sophomore Kelsey Cramsey, who broke the school’s indoor record in the 800m at the American Athletic Conference Championships, raced to the second-fastest outdoor mark in the event in program history. Cramsey’s time of 2:08.27 is a personal best and was good enough for a fourth-place finish. The mark ranks second in the conference and 11th in the NCAA Division I East Region.

The women’s team produced another record book worthy mark on the track. Benadate Cheruiyot registered a fifth-place showing in the 5,000m behind a time of 16:52.45, fourth fastest in school history. It ranks fifth in the AAC.

The third mark was compiled by Calvin Arsenault. The school record holder in both outdoor hurdles events, Arsenault took third in the 110m hurdles behind a mark of 14.52. He placed second in the 400m hurdles.

Along with those four top-five finishes, Louisville collectively logged an additional 17 top-five marks on Saturday.

Louisville’s distance group, throughout the competition, continued to show solid progression from the season opener.

Tyler Byrne collected the win in the men’s 5,000m, while Edwin Kibichiy took runner-up honors and Ernest Kibet notched a third-place finish. Byrne’s time of 14:12.88 currently is the top mark in the conference. Meanwhile, Mattias Wolter and Kibichiy each finished in the top three in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase. Wolter, an All-American in the event, took second after completing the race in 8:51.91 – eight seconds shy of his national championship performance.

In the throwing events, Sam Bombaugh and Brad Vivace started the Cardinals’ day with second- and third-place finishes, respectively, in the men’s hammer throw. Bombaugh broke the school record in the event last year and had a toss of 61.57m/202-0 in his season debut. The throw gives Louisville a 1-2-3 hold in the event in the conference.

Patrice Gates led the women’s group in the event, taking fourth with a season-best 58.16m/190-10 to help the senior maintain the No. 1 position in the conference.

In the men’s shot put, Steve Wade and Vivace each pushed their way into the top five. On their final attempts, the duo recorded their best throws of the meet to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Cardinals received three top-five showings in the women’s long jump in addition to one in the men’s pole vault. Bre’Yana Wash led a trio with a runner-up finish in the women’s long jump. She had a season best – also a team best – leap of 6.02m/19-9, the top performance of any freshman in the event in the league. Kevin Jackson’s outdoor personal-best of 4.70m/15-5 put him in a tie for fourth in the pole vault.

The Cardinals’ sprints group had two other standout performances during the day. Jermaine Parrish made his outdoor collegiate debut that featured a fourth-place finish in the men’s 100m. Prior to that, Antoine Keys took seventh in the 400m.

Louisville returns to action on April 12 with its second home meet of the season. The Cardinals play host to the Border Battle, featuring Indiana, Notre Dame, and Purdue, at the Cardinal Park Track and Soccer Stadium.

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Saturday, April 5

Men’s Hammer Throw
2. Sam Bombaugh – 61.57m/202-0
3. Brad Vivace – 60.79m/199-5
6. Nils Westrich – 58.59m/192-2
10. Darrius Lopez – 53.86m/176-8
12. Trevor Troutman – 50.48m/165-7

Women’s Hammer Throw
4. Patrice Gates – 58.16m/190-10
6. Caitlin Gilmore – 55.10m/180-9
7. Hannah Baker – 54.25m/178-0
11. Rachel Serafin – 51.02m/167-5

Men’s Discus
6. Codie Hamsley – 49.28m/161-8
10. Trevor Troutman – 45.71m/149-11
11. Steve Wade – 44.05m/144-6
12. Andrew Nelson – 43.00m/141-1

Women’s Discus
7. Dolly Nyemah – 45.38m/148-11
8. Hannah Baker – 45.22m/148-4
9. Rachel Serafin – 45.20m/148-3

Men’s Long Jump
16. Jeron Brown – 6.17m/20-3 (wind: -1.8)

Women’s Long Jump
2. Bre’Yana Wash – 6.02m/19-9 (wind: 0.0)
3. Brittany Owens – 5.99m/19-8 (wind: 0.0)
5. Kim Cardeiro – 5.78m/18-11.75 (wind: -0.1)
7. Hannah Cox – 5.72m/18-9.25 (wind: 0.6)
16. Brianne Brown – 5.36m/17-7 (wind: 0.0)

Men’s 4x100m Relay
Louisville ‘A’ (J. Parrish, M. Thompson, A. Keys, J. Brown) – DNF

Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase
2. Mattias Wolter – 8:51.91
3. Edwin Kibichiy – 9:03.92
6. Stacey Eden – 9:41.06

Men’s 110m Hurdles
3. Calvin Arsenault – 14.52 (wind: 0.9)

Men’s High Jump
10. Michael Thompson – 1.95m/6-4.75

Women’s High Jump
t-4. Maggie Gilbertson – 1.65m/5-5
7. Kelsie Courtney – 1.65m/5-5

Women’s 100m Hurdles
7. Brianne Brown – 14.49 (wind: 0.1)
10. Gwen Shaw – 14.72 (wind: 0.1)
14. Alexis Murry – 14.93 (wind: 0.1)

Men’s Pole Vault
t-4. Kevin Jackson – 4.70m/15-5

Women’s Pole Vault
14. Chanel Krause – 3.72m/12-2.50
16. Chelsea Bingham – 3.72m/12-2.50

Men’s 400m
7. Antoine Keys – 49.42

Women’s 400m
7. Taylor Bradley – 57.36
14. La’Bianca Frazier – 59.00
15. Randi Norris – 59.05

Men’s 100m
4. Jermaine Parrish – 10.73 (wind: 0.2)
13. Zachery Main – 11.18 (wind: 0.0)

Women’s Javelin
9. Katie Wimpari – 42.04m/137-11
10. Jenna Wargo – 41.84m/137-3

Men’s 800m
17. Thomas Cave – 1:55.28

Women’s 800m
4. Kelsey Cramsey – 2:08.27

Men’s 400m Hurdles
2. Calvin Arsenault – 52.72

Women’s 400m Hurdles
6. Gwen Shaw – 1:02.61
8. Alexis Murry – 1:07.18

Women’s Shot Put
3. Liberty Slinden – 15.15m/49-8.50
7. Rachel Serafin – 13.57m/44-6.25

Men’s 200m
6. Jermaine Parrish – 21.81 (wind: -1.1)
11. Antoine Keys – 22.46 (wind: -1.1)
Michael Thompson – DNF

Men’s Shot Put
4. Steve Wade – 16.94m/55-7
5. Brad Vivace – 16.80m/55-1.50

Women’s 200m
15. Bre’Yana Wash – 25.48 (wind: -0.4)
19. Kayla Tyson – 25.89 (wind: -0.5)
23. Taylor Bradley – 26.51 (wind: -0.5)

Men’s 1,500m
8. Andrew Stewart – 3:54.08

Women’s 1,500m
8. Kelsey Cramsey – 4:38.01

Men’s 5,000m
1. Tyler Byrne – 14:12.88
2. Edwin Kibichiy – 14:18.12
3. Ernest Kibet – 14:31.80
9. Japhet Kipkoech – 15:00.96

Women’s 5,000m
5. Benadate Cheruiyot – 16:52.45