Maya Marion
Maya  Marion

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
West Aurora

Event:
Throws

Experience:
SR/SR

01/28/2015

Marquette Travels to Jack Johnson Invitational

MU looks to build on recent success at Minnesota

Personal Best (as of June 2017)

Indoor-
Shot put: 14.75 meters (No. 3 all-time at MU)
Weight throw: 17.07 meters (No. 6 all-time at MU)

Outdoor-
Shot put: 14.93 meters (No. 2 all-time MU)
Discus: 42.52 meters
Hammer throw: 51.58 meters


2016-17:
Team Captain
BIG EAST Champion (outdoor-shot put)
All- BIG EAST (indoor- shot put; outdoor- shotput, discus)
Indoor (Jr.): Came in second place at the BIG EAST Championship in shot put for a distance of 13.92 meters (45-8 feet) ... After throwing 13.99 meters (45-10.75 feet) in the shot put, Marion was given first place at the UW-Parkside Classic ... Marion added another first place finish to her collection for throwing 13.99 meters (45-10.75 feet) in the shot put at the UW-Parkside Fall Finale ... A distance of 14.58 meters (47-10 feet)  allowed Marion to claimed first place in the shot put at UWM John Tierney Classic ... Marion amassed seven top-five finishes in the indoor season.
Outdoor (Jr.):
Was the BIG EAST Champion for shot put after throwing 13.92 meters (45-8 feet) .. During the discus competition at the BIG EAT Championships, Marion placed second for a distance of 38.46 meters (126-2 feet) ... At the Marquette Duals, Marion took first in the shot put (14.24 meters) and second in the hammer throw (47.28 meters) ... Collected 13 top-five finishes during the outdoor season.

2015-16:
BIG EAST Champion (indoor and outdoor shot put)
All-BIG EAST (indoor and outdoor shot put)
Indoor (So.): Captured her first BIG EAST indoor title in the shot put with a distance of 13.97 meters (45 feet, 10 inches) ... Placed fifth at BIG EAST in the weight throw with a distance of 15.87 meters (52 feet, 1 inch) ... Set a personal best in the weight throw at the Wisconsin Open (Feb. 19) … At the UW Parkside Classic (Feb. 6) threw weight 16.33 meters, earning the silver medal, and earned the gold medal in the Shot Put with a distance of 13.90 meters … Competed in the 2016 Mark Messersmith Invitational (Jan. 30) in the Weight Throw (16.13 meters) and the Shot Put (13.17 meters), placing in the top ten in both events … Placed first and second respectively in the Shot Put (14.00 meters) and the Weight Throw (15.03 meters) at the John Tierney Quadrangular (Jan. 23).
Outdoor (So.): Repeated as BIG EAST champion in the shot put with a toss of 14.27 meters ... Also competed at the BIG EAST Championships in the hammer throw (fifth place), where she threw for a personal-best mark of 43.47 meters, and the discus (seventh place) with a distance of 37.47 meters ... Set a personal best in the hammer at the Illinois Twilight, tossing 50.29 meters and placing fourth.

2014-15:
BIG EAST Champion (outdoor shot put)
All-BIG EAST (indoor and outdoor shot put)
Indoor (Fr.):
In her first season as a Golden Eagle, Marion competed in the shot put and weight throw … During the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb 28-1) she took home silver in shot put for her distance of 13.25 meters (43’ 5.75”) and tenth in the weight throw (13.44 meters/ 44’1.25) … Topped all of her competition at the UW-Parkside Open (Feb. 7) during the shot put by throwing 13.36 meters (43’ 10”). Also received fifth for her efforts in the weight throw (14.77 meters/ 48’ 5.5”) … Made the podium in both shot put and weight throw at the John Tierney Triangular (Jan. 23). Earned first place in shot put with a distance of 13.45 meters (44’ 1.5”) and third in weight throw at 14.79 meters (43’ 1”) … At the Wisconsin Open (Jan. 17), Marion placed fourth in the shot put by landing at the 13.41 meter mark (44’ 0”) and fifth for weight throw (14.83 meters/ 48’ 8”).
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the hammer throw, discus and shotput … Qualified and participated in the hammer throw and discus at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier (May 14-15), placing fifth in the discus at 40.32 meters (132’ 3”) and 17th in hammer throw at 41.88 meters (137’ 5”) … At the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 8-9), Marion distances of 13.92 meters (45’8”) in her shot put rewarding her with first place. Her shot put efforts also places her ninth in Marquette history for shot put. She also competed in the discus, placing fifth (42.52 meters/ 139’6”), and ninth in hammer throw (43.55 meters/ 142’ 10”) … Captured bronze for her shot put distance of 12.79 meters (41’11.5”) at the 2015 Benedictine University Twilight Invitational (April 24) … At a dual meet against UW-Milwaukee on April 10, Marion placed first, second and third in the shot put (13.54 meters/ 44’ 5.25”) , discus (37. 66 meters/ 123’ 7”) and hammer throw (40.18 meters/ 131’ 10”), respectively.

Prior to Marquette: Marion earned four letters in track and field at West Aurora High School ... Helped West Aurora to three indoor and a pair of outdoor conference championships ... West Aurora placed second at the state meet when Marion was a senior and fourth as a junior ... Marion won indoor conference titles in the shot put as a sophomore (2012) and senior (2014) and during the outdoor season in her sophomore-senior years ... Also was runner-up in the discus at the conference meet her final three seasons of high school ... Placed seventh at the state meet as a senior in the shot put, 10th as a junior, 12th as a sophomore and 10th as a freshman ... Also competed in volleyball as a freshman.

Personal: Marion was born in Aurora, Illinois ... Parents are Danny and Sheliah Marion ... Has an older sister, Dominique Pryor, and a younger brother, Daniel Marion ... Plans to major in biology and minor in Spanish.

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