Photo Gallery: Cardinal Invitational

National Champion Andre Black

The host Cardinals won 12 event titles and saw three new school records set in track & field event at Cardinal Park on Saturday afternoon. Photo gallery included...

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The nationally ranked University of Louisville track and field program hosted it's only event of the season this weekend and InsideTheVille.com was there.

The beautiful weather drew plenty of fans and a number impressive performances from the more than 400 athletes that participated on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Park.

The Cardinals won 12 event titles, added three new NCAA Mideast Regional qualifiers and set three school records on the final day of competition.

"This was a wonderful day of track and field and a very successful day for the University of Louisville," said U of L head coach Ron Mann. "It's really exciting to add three more NCAA regional qualifiers and I couldn't be prouder of our women's relay team, Tarah and Wesley for the way they all competed today."


Wesley Korir sets a new U of L record in the 1500m
Wesley Korir broke his own previous school record with a time of 3.45.57 in the 1500 meters. The Louisville women's 4x100 established a new school mark with a time of 45.48, while Steven Hnat established a new school record in the shot put.

NCAA Champions Tone Belt and Andre Black continued to perform well.

In winning the long jump competition, Black set a new personal best of 25 feet, 8.25 inches - the third best mark in the nation entering the weekend. The sophomore also won the triple jump competition.

U of L's second regional qualifier of the day was freshman Tarah McKay, who finished second in the women's 1,500m run with a personal best time of 4 minutes, 25.0 seconds, the second fastest time in school history.

"We were so fortunate to have such wonderful weather today to put on a great show for our fans," Mann said. "We want to thank everyone who came out today and supported this team, and we're really excited about what the future holds in the coming weeks and months for the track and field program at the University of Louisville."

The day's events - The Cardinal/Bulldog Classic - included a high school competition hosted by Louisville Male. Future football Cardinal Doug Beaumont helped the Bulldogs win the 4x100.

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