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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Outdoor Track and Field Championships Begins -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Five Cards Set to Compete at the NCAA Track and Field Championships

Overshadowed by the WCWS in Oklahoma City, baseball out at Jim Patterson Stadium and WNBA season beginning --  the NCAA Track and Field Championships is sneaking up on us. .

Five Louisville Cardinals- three women and two men- will be in Austin, TX with hopes of bringing home a ring.

Makenli Forrest is a name we've mentioned numerous times here at Cardinal Couple.  The sophomore will compete in two events.  On Thursday, Forrest will compete in the hammer throw.  On Saturday, she will try her luck in the discus.  She has set personal bests in both events this season.

Gabriela Leon will also compete on the field events side, going up for the pole vault.  The sophomore broke the school record earlier in the year and is in  her second straight NCAA finals appearance.  Leon will compete tonight at 7:30.

Ivine Chemutai is the only runner in the bunch.  Like her teammates, she is a sophomore- what a class!  Chemutai will compete in the 10,000m, which is an event that should take her just over 30 minutes to complete.  She will compete Thursday evening.

The entire event can be streamed online at ESPN.


ESPN gave a women's sport the spotlight they deserve as UCLA and Oklahoma squared off in the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.  The Bruins took the first game the previous day and the Sooners were looking to even the series to force a Game 3.

UCLA began the game with two consecutive home runs and used a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the seventh to win the game 5-4 and claim the title.

With the direction Louisville Softball is headed I would not be surprised to see the Cards battling it out for a championship in a few years.

Keep an eye out for Friday's post as I'll hit Chapter 2 of the History of Women's Sports at UofL.  This week will feature another team that's not far from the start of their season: field hockey.

Louisville women's golf 

The Louisville women's golf team is in Ireland, hosted by freshman golfer Mairead Martin and her family, to hold a few clinic and tour the Emerald Isle. Martin is a native of Kantuck County, Cork Ireland. The group spent the first day holding a girls' golf clinic and then attending a Celtic Step Show.

Louisville women's golf will spend a week in Ireland. The Cards recently complete the Spring Season with an 11th. place finish in the NCAA East Lansing Regional. Their three-day total was 902.

Louisville loses just one senior, Olivia Cason, and welcomes new head coach Whitney Wade Young for the 2019-20 season.

I wonder if Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier and Al Horford took part in the Celtic...oops, never mind, different Celtics.

Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!



  1. Good luck to NCAA T&F contestants. Did anyone ever figure out why Dorcas Wasike isn't running?

    Curtis "If you see me running, something is horribly wrong" Franklin

    1. I'm checking with a few sources. Will update all if/when I get an answer. UofL SID's this time of year are as hard to find as white squirrels on campus and I'm guessing head coach Dale is pretty busy right now.


    2. My source tells me that Dorcas's season was cut short this spring after a tremendous run during the cross country and indoor track seasons. She's a terrific young lady and a decision was made that was best for her long term health. She's making a strong recovery and all are looking forward to seeing great things from her in the future



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