Track & Field
Track & Field Excels in BIG EAST Tune-up at Hoosier Hills Invitational

Will Koeck improved upon his freshman record in the weight throw.

Will Koeck improved upon his freshman record in the weight throw.

Feb. 10, 2012

Hoosier Hills Invitational
Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse | Bloomington, Ind. | Feb. 11

Results

Marquette Performance List

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams competed Friday evening at the Hoosier Hills Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse, marking the last meet prior to the 2012 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships.

The Golden Eagles had 12 athletes set personal bests led by a new freshman record in the men's weight throw by William Koeck. Koeck's top distance of 57 feet, 1 inch (17.40 meters) topped his previous PR by over two feet and currently sits as the No. 7 mark in Marquette history. Senior Jonathan Kusowski also notched a personal best of 58 feet, 5 1/4 inches (17.81 meters), the third-best MU mark all-time. Kusowski and Koeck finished fourth and ninth, respectively, in the event.

Sophomore Jerrick Backous placed fourth in pole vault with a top height of 15 feet, 1 inch (4.60 meters), topping his personal best by six inches and moving into third all-time at MU.

Junior Sarah MacCourtney placed fourth in the high jump with a personal-best leap of 5 feet, 5 1/4 inches (1.66 meters). MacCourtney's new PR is the No. 6 mark all-time.

Five of Marquette six runners in the men's and women's 3,000-meter run combined to notch personal bests on the evening. Junior Patrick Maag led the men in second place with a time of 8:28.61, while freshman Elisia Meyle ran a time of 10:28.46 to place eighth on the women's side.


 

 

Freshman Kenzie Vicker in the women's mile was the lone student-athlete to record a new BIG EAST-qualifying mark.

The Golden Eagles return to action Saturday, Feb. 18 at the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York, N.Y., at The Armory.

Marquette Women

Women's Event Student-Athlete Place Mark/Personal Record (MU Rank)
60-meter dash
BIG EAST: 7.85
Chanel Franklin 11
(prelim)
7.96 seconds 
200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 25.50

Chanel Franklin

8

25.716 seconds

400-meter run
BIG EAST: 57.24

Katie Kemmerer
Jenny Zahn

10
17

59.37
1:00.21

800-meter run
BIG EAST: 2:17.04

Katie Tolan

17

2:22.37 (PR) 

Mile run
BIG EAST: 5:08.44

Olivia Johnson
Kenzie Vicker
Christina Sliepka

9
10
12

5:07.39
5:07.51 (PR)
5:09.07 (PR)

3,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 10:00.24
Elisia Meyle
Alyssa Beste
Rebecca Pachuta
8
11
24
10:28.46 (PR)
10:30.42
10:40.41 (PR)
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.68 m. 
Sarah MacCourtney 4 *5 feet, 5 1/4 inches (1.66 meters) (PR)
(No. 6 all-time)
Pole Vault
BIG EAST: 3.55 m. 
Abby Croft 7 11 feet, 1 3/4 inches (3.40 meters)
Shot Put
BIG EAST: 12.75 m. 
Kristen Gaffey
Kirsten Walker
8
-
*41 feet, 11 1/4 inches (12.78 meters)
FOUL
Weight Throw
BIG EAST: 15.40 m. 
Samantha Kennedy
Kathryn Koeck
Kristen Gaffey
11
12
23
48 feet, 6 1/4 inches (14.79 meters)
48 feet, 3 1/4 inches (14.71 meters)
42 feet, 7 1/2 inches (12.99 meters) 

 Marquette Men

Men's Event Student-Athlete     Place Mark/Personal Record (MU Rank)

60-meter dash
BIG EAST: 7.06

Glenn Lawrence 23 7.36 seconds

200-meter dash
BIG EAST: 22.69

Tyler O'Brien
Glenn Lawrence
3
19
22.00 seconds
23.08

400-meter dash
BIG EAST: 49.84

Connor Stengel 11 50.92 seconds
Mile run
BIG EAST: 4:19.54

Brendan Franz

19 4:27.81
3,000-meter run
BIG EAST: 8:24.24
Patrick Maag
A.J. Gedwill
Marc DiVerde
2
27
31
8:28.61 (PR)
8:54.22 (PR)
8:57.77 (PR)
60-meter hurdles
BIG EAST: 8.58

Marcell KirkmanBey
Dan Nierzwicki

13
17
*8.56 seconds (No. 6 all-time)
8.75 seconds 
High Jump
BIG EAST: 1.96 m.
Michael Saindon 5 6 feet, 6 inches (1.98 meters)
Long Jump
BIG EAST: 6.70 m. 
James Muehleman 21 20 feet, 2 1/4 inches (6.15 meters)
Triple Jump
BIG EAST: 13.36 m.
James Muehleman 4 45 feet, 10 3/4 inches (13.99 meters)
Pole Vault
BIG EAST: 4.35 m. 
Jerrick Backous 11 *15 feet, 1 inch (4.60 meters) (PR)
(No. 3 all-time)
Shot Put: 14.63 m. David Carbajal
Patrick Stuart
Robert Bleem
8
9
11
*49 feet, 5 inches (15.06 meters)
*49 feet, 1 inch (14.96 meters)
47 feet, 9 1/4 inches (14.56 meters) 
Weight Throw
BIG EAST: 14.97 m.
Jonathan Kusowski
William Koeck
Bret Hardin

4
9
-

*58 feet, 5 1/4 inches (17.81 meters) (No. 3 all-time)
*57 feet, 1 inch (17.40 meters) (No. 7 all-time)
(Freshman record)
FOUL 

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