Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Outdoor Track and Field

? The Marquette track and field teams competed in the Drake Relays from Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, April 30. The Golden Eagles found success at the prestigious meet. On Thursday, junior Susanna Emond finished the 10,000 meters in 36:11.41. Her run was good for fourth place and places her among the top seven competitors in Marquette history in the event. Junior Matt Piekarski finished third in the decathlon with 6,852 points, breaking the school record of 6,775 points held by current graduate assistant coach Nick Newton. Also setting a school record on the day was the 4x1,600 women?s relay team. Senior Brianna Dahm, sophomore Michaela Courtney, and freshmen Kaitlyn Chambers and Cassie Peller ran the race in 19:48.89 besting a previous record time of 20:12.48.

On Friday, the women?s distance medley relay team finished 16th with a time of 11:56.49. Shannon Oster, Christina LeDonne, Kaitlyn Chambers, and Cassie Peller ran the race. The relay team for the men?s 4x800 finished 11th, as the team was led by two freshmen and two juniors. Freshmen Joe Pierre and Jed Burey began the relay while juniors David Henderson and Jon Shaffer anchored the team, which finished in 7:36.46.

On Saturday, junior Jon Shaffer finished third in 800-meters. His time of 1:51.02 was only one-tenth of a second behind the second place finisher who registered a 1:50.92. In the men?s distance medley, Andy Lelinski, Ryan Seebruck, Joe Pierre and David Henderson took home seventh place, finishing the race in 10:02.41. Senior Charles Mashozhera competed in the triple jump and finished 13th with a leap of 48-feet, 3 1/4-inches. Also finishing 13th was Michaela Courtney who finished with a time of four minutes and 44 seconds in the 1,500 meters.

Games to Watch ...

Friday, May 7

? The Marquette track and field teams visit Madison, Wis., to take on a field of midwest teams in the Wisconsin Twilight.

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