MU men placed 12th, women 13th at BIG EAST
MU will compete Friday-Sunday at Rutgers
MU has final tune-up for BIG EAST Championships
MU competed at Beach Invite and in Ill.
Track and field to compete Thursday-Sunday
John Kaplan's pole vault mark and Kate Hein's performance in the 500m trials at the 2013 BIG EAST Championships were Marquette's track & field Performances of the Week.
Assistant Coach Nick Davis on Kaplan:
High School: Kaplan earned four letters in track and field at Dallas Jesuit College Prep ... Holds a personal best of 15 feet, six inches ... District pole vault champion as both a junior and senior ... Placed fifth in regionals as a junior for the 5A division ... Won the regional qualifier as a senior and placed fourth at the Region II-5A finals ... Also played football for two seasons.
Personal: Kaplan was born in Omaha, Neb., and is the middle of three children to John and Theresa Kaplan ... Has an older brother, David, and a younger sister, Rachael ... Mother played volleyball at George Washington University and father played football at Georgetown ... Plans to major in finance.