MU Concludes Competition at UNI
Feb. 1, 2014
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams completed competition at the Jack Jennett Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
"With a grand total of one school record and three freshmen records it was quite the weekend," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. "We are continuing to build to the BIG EAST Championships."
Junior thrower William Koeck shattered the Marquette University men's weight throw record on the first day of competition on Friday, Jan. 31 with a toss of 20.11 meters (65 feet, 11.75 inches).
He broke the program record by almost one meter and won the event by over 10 inches. Teammate Bret Hardin placed fourth with a distance of 18.80 meters (61 feet, 8 1.25 inches) and redshirt senior Patrick Stuart and freshman Joel McBride were 13th and 17th, respectively.
Freshman Alison Parker recorded the second-fastest time in program history, and a new freshman record, in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:12.20. Parker won the event while sophomore Nicole Eithier was second.
Freshman Joel Swanberg also set a new MU freshman mark with 4,266 points and placed sixth in the heptathlon.
Sophomore Anton Rice won the men's 600-meter run in a time of 1:21.27 which is the eighth-fastest 600 time in MU history.
Freshman Oumaru Abdulahi and senior Michael Saindon placed first and second in the men's high jump. Abdulahi's height of 2.10 meters ties him for third in MU history and gives him the Marquette freshman record.
Marquette notched the top five spots in the women's 3,000-meter run with sophomore Kellie Greenwood leading the way in a time of 9:58.16.
Freshman Omo Tseumah won the women's high jump with a height of 1.70 meters (5 feet, 7 inches).
Senior Carlye Schuh placed third in the women's 60-meter dash with a time of 7.74 seconds in the preliminary round, which ties her personal-best, the fifth-best time in MU history.
Sophomore Tatyana Pashibin, competing in the pentathlon for the first time in her career notched the third-best mark in program history with a score of 3,181.