William Koeck and Elisia Meyle were able to notch notable breakthrough performances at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio to earn Marquette's Track and Field Performances of the Week for March 30.
2014-15: BIG EAST Champion (Hammer Throw) Marquette Men's Track & Field Co-MVP (w/ Wally Ellenson) BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Sr.): 2015 BIG EAST Conference indoor weight throw runner-up (Feb. 28) with a distance of 18.58 meters (60-11.5) ... Recorded six top-five finishes in the weight throw, including his second-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Tossed a season-best in the weight throw with a distance of 20.03 meters (65-8.75), placing third at the Red & White Open (Feb. 20) ... Took 11th place at the 2015 BIG EAST Conference indoor shot put with a distance of 11.63 meters (38-2). Outdoor (Sr.):Set the Marquette record in the hammer throw and won the 2015 BIG EAST Championship (May 8) in the event with a distance of 62.27 meters (204-3) ... Re-broke the MU record in the hammer throw at the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round with a toss of 62.65 meters (205-6) to take 16th place ... Placed fifth in the discus at the BIG EAST Championships with a distance of 42.58 meters (139-8). 2013-14: NCAA Second Team All-American (Weight Throw) BIG EAST Champion (Weight Throw) BIG EAST Indoor Championships Most Outstanding Men's Field Performer BIG EAST Champion (Hammer Throw) Marquette Men's Track & Field MVP BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Jr.): NCAA Second Team All-American with a 15th-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships (March 14) ... 2014 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Most Outstanding Men's Field Performer ... 2014 BIG EAST Conference indoor weight throw champion (Feb. 21) with a top distance of 21.24 meters (69-8.25), which set a new Marquette program record ... Notched four first-place finishes on the season in the weight throw ... Originally broke the MU weight throw record with a toss of 20.11 meters (65-11.75) at UNI's Jack Jennett Invitational (Feb. 1) ... Competed three times during the indoor season in the shot put and placed eighth at the BIG EAST meet (Feb. 22) at a season-best distance of 12.72 meters (41-8.75). Outdoor (Jr.): Won the men's hammer throw at the 2014 BIG EAST Championships (May 10) with a top toss of 60.79 meters (199-5) ... Placed 14th at the West Preliminary Rounds of the 2014 NCAA Championships (May 30) in the hammer with a distance of 61.15 meters (200-7), which was the second-best throw of his career ... Set the MU hammer throw record with a mark of 61.23 meters (200-11) at Louisville's Cardinal Twilight (May 16), becoming the first person in MU history to surpass 200 feet ... Claimed four meet victories in the hammer during the outdoor season ... Also competed in the discus at the BIG EAST meet (May 11) and placed fourth with a personal- and season-best throw of 44.70 meters (146-8).
2012-13: Marquette Men's Track & Field Co-MVP (w/Kyle Winter) BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (So.): Competed in the weight throw over the course of the 2012-13 campaign... Posted BIG EAST qualifying marks at four meets, including a third-place finish and a new personal-best at the Bill Bergan Classic (Jan. 26) with a distance of 18.07 meters (59 feet, 3 1/2 inches) ... Placed eighth in the weight throw at the BIG EAST meet with a toss of 17.75 meters (58-3). Outdoor (So.): Competed in three events during the 2013 outdoor campaign, including the discus, hammer throw and the javelin... Posted a new personal-best in the hammer throw, a BIG EAST qualifying mark, and set the school record with a distance of 59.91 meters (196 feet, 6 inches) at the Benedictine Twilight (April 26) ... Registered a total of four first-place finishes when competing in the hammer throw ... Placed fourth in the hammer throw at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a toss of 59.31 meters (194-7) ... Competed in the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds of the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career and placed 32nd with a top heave of 57.53 meters (188-9).
2011-12: Men's Outstanding Freshman Indoor (Fr.): Koeck competed in the weight throw during the outdoor season... Threw a personal-best of 57-01.00 (17.40) at the Hoosier Hills Invite (Feb. 10) which set a freshman record and ranked seventh in all time... Second silver at the Milwaukee Dual (Jan. 20) throwing 54-02.50 (16.52)... Fouled out at the BIG EAST championship (Feb. 18). Outdoor (Fr.): Koeck competed in three events during the outdoor season focusing on the discus and hammer throw... First in the discus at the Marquette Invitational (Apr. 28) with a mark of 144-01 (43.91)... Personal-best in the discus at the Lee Calhoun Invitational, achieving a 145-10 (44.46) and seventh place finish... Competed in the hammer throw at the Milwaukee Invitational (Apr. 28) finishing second with a throw of 172-06 (52.57)... Notched a personal- best at the Lee Clahoun Invite (Apr. 13) with a throw of 179-07 (54.73), which also is the eighth best throw of all time... Competed in the javelin at the Milwaukee Dual (Apr. 5) and earned a personal-best 112-02 (34.19).
Personal: Koeck is the youngest of four children to Chuck and Mary Koeck ... Sister, Kathryn, is a thrower on the Marquette women's squad ... Born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin ... Majors in marketing.