Track Travels to Ann Arbor for Silverston Invitational
 
 
 
Sara Kroll is now the school-record holder in the women's indoor 3000m.
 
Sara Kroll is now the school-record holder in the women's indoor 3000m.
 
 

Feb. 16, 2012

Silverston Invitational Information

EAST LANSING, MICH. -
In its final meet before the Big Ten Indoor Championships, the Spartan track & field team will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. on Saturday, Feb. 18, for the Silverston Invitational.  The event, which is hosted by the University of Michigan, is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with field events, beginning with the men's weight throw.   Running events begin at 12:50pm with the Ann Arbor Track Club mile.

Michigan State had an impressive showing last weekend at the Spire Invitational, with over thirty athletes finishing within the top 10 of their events. 

The MSU women, who are ranked 23rd in the nation in this week's NCAA polls, had school-record breaking indoor performances from Sara Kroll in the 3000m and freshman Tori Franklin in the triple jump.  Kroll's record time (confirmed this week) of 9:12.25 topped Emily MacLeod's 2011 indoor record of 9:15.60.  Franklin's triple jump of 13.05m (42-9 ¾) surpassed Sherita Williams' record of 13.04m (42-9 ½) which was set in 2004.

Other notable performances came from Alysson Bodenbach, who was the winner in the women's 400m dash.  Her time of 54.00 is a season best for the MSU women.

Leslie Aririguzo was also a first-place finisher in the 60m hurdles.  Her time of 8.44 is a personal record, with her previous best being 8.47 at the Mike Lints open on January 20.

Becca Buchholtz, the school-record holder in the high jump at 6'-0", placed second in the invitational with a mark of 1.80m (5-10 ¾) while the 4x400 relay team of Alicia Evans, Alysson Bodenbach, Amelia Bannister, and Jaelynn Pryor also placed second with a time of 3:41.25.

Kevin Jackson had the leading performance for the men, posting a fourth-place finish in the high jump with 6-9 ¾. 

Freshman Jarred Gambrell took fifth in the triple jump with (15.11m / 49-7) while classmate DeVantré Whitelow finished sixth in the 60 meters (6.83) and eighth in the 200 meters (21.58).


Spartans in the Big Ten Rankings

60m (Men) - 8th. DeVantré Whitelow (6.80)
200m (Men) - 10th. DeVantré Whitelow (21.58)
400m (Women) - 2nd. Alysson Bodenbach (54.00), 8th. Brittany Lewis (54.99)
600m (Women) - 1st. Brittany Lewis (1:29.96), 4th. Alysson Bodenbach (1:31.21), 5th. Amelia Bannister (1:31.38)
800m (Women) - 6th. Amelia Bannister (2:09.50)
1 Mile (Men) - 10th. Josh McAlary (4:04.50)
1 Mile (Women) - 9th. Sara Kroll (4:44.25)
3,000m (Women) - 1st. Sara Kroll (9:12.25), 6th. Carlie Green (9:25.71)
60m H (Women) - 6th. Leslie Aririguzo (8.44)
4 x 400m Relay (Women) - 3rd. Michigan State (3:39.79 / Indiana University Relays)
High Jump (Men) - 5th. Kurt Schneider (7' 0 1/4" / 2.14m), 8th. Kevin Jackson (6' 11 3/4" / 2.13m), 9th. Owen Hughes (6' 11" / 2.11m)
High Jump (Women) - 1st. Becca Buchholtz (6' 0" / 1.83m), 8th. Jessica Scherting (5' 8" / 1.73m)
Pole Vault (Men) - 7th. Codi Mattix  (16' 11" / 5.16m)
Pole Vault (Women) - 8th. Amanda Impellizerri (12' 9 1/2" / 3.90m)
Long Jump (Men) - 7th. Kurt Schneider (24' 1" / 7.34m)
Long Jump (Women) - 6th. Ashley Stacey (19' 6 1/4" / 5.95m)
Triple Jump (Men) - 7th Jarred Gambrell (49' 7 1/4" / 15.12m)
Triple Jump (Women) - 1st. Tori Franklin (42' 9 3/4" / 13.05m), 8th. Ashley Stacey (40' 10 1/2" / 12.46m)
Shot Put (Men) - 3rd. Zack Hill (61' 7" / 18.77m), 9th. Antonio James (58' 2" / 17.73m)
Weight Throw (Men) - 1st. Jay Gillespie (69' 11 1/2" / 21.32m), 5th. Antonio James (67' 6 3/4" / 20.59m), 7th. Lonnie Pugh (66' 9 3/4" / 20.36m)
Weight Throw (Women) - 3rd. Beth Rohl (67' 8 1/4" / 20.63m), 6th. Shatora Lewis (65' 9 3/4" / 20.06m), 9th. Catherine Daniels (61' 9" / 18.82m)

Spartans in the NCAA Top 20:

400m (Women) - 17th. Alysson Bodenbach (54.00)
3,000m (Women) - 15th. Sara Kroll (9:12.25)
High Jump (Women) - 4th. Becca Buchholtz (6' 0" / 1.83m)
Triple Jump (Women) - 5th. Tori Franklin (42' 9 3/4" / 13.05m)
Shot Put (Men) - 11th. Zack Hill (61' 7" / 18.77m)
Weight Throw (Men) - 7th. Jay Gillespie (69' 11 1/2" / 21.32m), 16th. Antonio James (67' 6 3/4" / 20.59m), 19th. Lonnie Pugh (66' 9 3/4" / 20.36m)
Weight Throw (Women) - 11th Beth Rohl (67' 8 1/4" / 20.63m), 20th. Shatora Lewis (65' 9 3/4" / 20.06m)