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Track and Field going back back to Cali…and some stay home

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Marquette track will scatter across the country this weekend as the men’s and women’s track teams compete at six meets.

A majority of the team’s runners will stay closer to home at the Huskie/Blue Demon Classic and UW-La Crosse Phil Esten Challenge on Saturday and Sunday. Others will travel to California for the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open, Bryan Clay Invitational, The Beach Invitational and Mount Sac Relays.

Thursday

Coach Mike Koenning will oversee the throwers at Cerritos College for the Bryan Clay Invitational. Sophomore Will Koeck is coming off setting the Marquette record in the hammer throw at the Lee Calhoun Invitational. Action is set to begin at 10:30 a.m.

Assistant coach Nick Davis takes freshman Tatyana Pashibin and junior Carlye Schuh to jump at the Twilight Open at Jesse Owens Stadium Cal State Los Angeles. Cheldon Brown and Michael Saindon will high jump for the men’s side. Chanel Franklin will run the 100-meter and 200-meter dash. Junior Connor Stengel will race the 400-meter and 200-meter dash as his fitness appears to be at a seasonal best.

The Mount Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif. is regarded as the best meet of the weekend. Marquette will have its first runners on the track at 1:30 p.m., when freshmen Molly Hanson and Kayla Spencer race in the women’s 1,500-meter run. Senior Spencer Agnew will run the men’s 1,500-meter race an hour later.

Seniors Connor Callahan and Patrick Maag will run under the lights as 37 runners race in their section of the 10,000-meter run.

Friday

Back to back days of action shouldn’t be a problem for Samantha Kennedy and the Koeck twins as they compete at The Beach Invitational.

Marquette will unleash its duo of junior Kate Hein and Gretchen Homan in the 400-meter dash at Mount Sac. Senior Kyle Winter hopes to show off Big East speed on the West Coast in the 800-meter run.

Senior Jack Hackett made his season debut in California and looked rusty. With a few races under his belt, he takes on 44 other runners in the men’s 5,000-meter run.

Saturday

All team members who traveled to California will race Saturday at the Beach Invitational, with the exception of Elisia Meyle, Callahan, Hackett and Maag.

Back in the Midwest, six distance runners will chase Big East Outdoor Conference Championship qualifying marks in the 10,000-meter run. Cody Haberkorn has impressed early this season with a season debut of 31:32.15 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational. He only ran in three indoor meets after a breakout cross-country season.

At the Huskie/Blue Demon Classic, Marquette will have two 4×400-meter relay teams on each side. First-year law student Tyler Leverington will lead the men’s 1,500-meter race with junior Zack Young and sophomores D.T. McDonald and David Sajdak also in the race.

Nicole Ethier, Grace Magliola, Krista McClure and Katie Tolan will race in the women’s 800-meter run before joining a relay team. Races are set to begin at 1 p.m.

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