(Cover photo: Emmonnie Henderson. Credit: Louisville Athletics)
Kim Pemberton, University of Louisville Athletics
LOUSIVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville track and field teams wrapped up competition on Saturday at the Louisville Invitational with 10 wins, 26 top three finishes and a new school record (both women’s and men’s total) at Cardinal Park.
The women won the team competition with 200.50 points followed by Indiana (129), Michigan State (129.50), Purdue (104), Notre Dame (98.50), and Pittsburgh (51.50).
“We were fortunate to be able to put together a great six team invitational on a gorgeous weekend,” said head coach Dale Cowper. “A big thank you to the officials and countless volunteers that made this a great weekend of track and field on campus.”
“There were many outstanding performances this weekend and we were able to pick up quite a few additional round one qualifiers. Our program is continuing to grow through the month of April and we’re looking forward to the post season coming up in May and June.”
Freshman Raven Grant won the 100m dash with a school record time of 11:46, which was just two tenths of a second off her preliminary time. The previous school record of 11.48 was set by Margret Harris in 2013. Kayla Tyson finished third in the event with a time 11.62, a personal best.
Emmonnie Henderson had two strong performances at the meet, winning both the discus and the shot put for her first two outdoor victories of the season. She threw a season best mark of 53.04m/174-00 in the discus and hurled another season best mark of 16.93m/55-6.50 in the shot put.
Alexis Murry won her first collegiate event as she led the field in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.67. Bre’Yana Wash won the long jump with a jump of 6.04m/19-9.75 to lead the field. The win was Wash’s third of her outdoor season career.
The women’s 4x100m relay team of Murry, Tyson, Wash and Grant won the event with a season best time of 45.39.
The Cardinals return to action next weekend as they host the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational at Cardinal Park on April 21-23.
April 16, 2016 | Cardinal Park
Women’s 4x100m Relay
1. Louisville ‘A’ – 45.39
(Murry, Tyson, Wash, Grant)
Women’s 4×400 Relay
4. Louisville ‘A’ – 3:46.89
(Frazier, Cramsey, Wash, Bradley)
Women Triple Jump
3. Maranda Mills – 11.41m/ 37-05.25