Multis Highlight Day One at Jack Johnson Classic
Jan. 27, 2017
Sophomore Monique Felix set a new personal-best in the pentathlon with a score of 3,603. In the third event of the day, the Sheboygan, Wisconsin, native won the shot put with a distance of 10.27 meters (33 feet, 8.5 inches) to elevate her from fifth place to second.
She finished strong, taking home her second event win of the competition in the 800 meters with a time of 2:25.23, but settled for runner-up in the pentathlon as it wasn’t enough to overtake Shanice Cannigan of South Dakota, who totaled 3,832 points for the win.
Freshman Kelsey Hunn made her pentathlon debut and finished in 11th place with a score of 2,406.
Also competing on the women’s side Friday night was Gemma Tedeschi and Nicole Jaffke in the pole vault. Tedeschi, coming off a school record last week and a BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week award, nearly re-set her mark. The junior narrowly missed her three attempts at 3.96 meters (12 feet, 11.75 inches) and settled for sixth place with a height of 3.81 meters (12 feet, 6 inches). Jaffke cleared her first height of 3.36 meters (11 feet, 0.25 inches).
Ford fell just off a personal-best in the shot put with a toss of 11.73 meters (38 feet, 6 inches), but is in position to surpass his previous top score of 4,872 in the heptathlon. Meinholz set a personal-best with a throw of 11.07 meters (36 feet, 4 inches) in the shot put.
“Overall, it was good competition,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “I wouldn’t say that anyone was close to what they were capable of so far. It’s still early and there was a lot of rust still, but there’s a lot still that we can improve on so that’s encouraging.”
Day two of the Jack Johnson Classic will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. Central time.
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