Marquette Throwers Impress at Red & White Open

Sophomore Maya Marion
Feb. 19, 2016

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MADISON, Wis. - The throwers highlighted the final tune-up before the BIG EAST Indoor Championships for the Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams as several top marks were set at the Red & White Open hosted by Wisconsin on Friday.

"Our main goal for the meet was to prepare for BIG EAST - to be ready for next week - and I think we got that done," head coach Bert Rogers said. "The big story was the throws. We had a number of top-10 marks set with Joel McBride setting a PR in the weight throw, Maya Marion improving her all-time mark in the weight throw, and Max Bullard with a lifetime best in the shot put."

McBride's toss of 17.52 meters (57 feet, 5.75 inches) was a personal-best by nearly 5 feet and ranks No. 7 all-time at MU. It also gives him the second-farthest throw in the BIG EAST this season. Meanwhile, in the women's weight throw, Marion improved her PR by nearly 3 feet with a throw of 17.07 meters (56 feet), which is No. 6 all-time.

Also, Maxwell Bullard moved up in the conference standings with the second-farthest throw this season and the No. 6 mark at MU with a throw of 16.28 meters (53 feet, 5 inches).

Staying with the field events, James Kubik's personal-best of 4.42 meters (14 feet, 6 inches) in the pole vault joined William Ford and Vinny Martello on the all-time list at MU. His jump tied the 10th-best mark all-time and was good for 10th place on Friday. Ford, who ranks tied for third all-time at MU, and Martello who is tied for sixth, both finished tied for seventh place on Friday.

In the women's high jump, Omo Tseumah came a half-inch from her season-best mark with a jump of 1.66 meters (5 feet, 5.25 inches). Bridget Bodee, Monique Felix and Tatyana Pashibin all jumped 1.63 meters (5 feet, 4.25 inches) to finish sixth and tied for seventh and seventh, respectively.

On the men's side, freshman Killion McGinnis made his debut mark with a jump of 1.88 meters (6 feet, 2 inches) to place fourth overall, while Wolf check in with a personal-best of 1.83 meters (6 feet) and a fifth-place finish.

Djdade Denson took second place in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 6.90 meters (22 feet, 7.75 inches). Dwayne Dash Jr. (6.81m/22-4.25 feet), Corey Cegelski (6.79m/22-3.5 feet) and William Eggers (6.38m/20-11.5 feet) took fourth, fifth and 10th, respectively.

On the women's side, Cassy Goodrich jumped to a personal-best of 5.61 meters (18 feet, 5 inches), which checks in as the No. 7 jump all-time at MU. She finished runner-up on Friday, falling just an inch shy of the winner.

Goodrich also finished in second place in the 60-meter dash, setting a new personal-best with a time of 7.66 seconds, which clocks in at No. 4 all-time at MU.

In the men's 600-meter run, freshman Greg Suarez placed second with a time of 1:25.18.

The women's 800-meter run saw Jennifer Parker take home a third-place finish with a time of 2:16.77, while Isabel Lopez (2:28.49) and Kaitlin Gramins (2:28.59) each registered personal-bests.

The Golden Eagles will be back in action next week for the highly-anticipated BIG EAST Indoor Championships, set for Friday-Saturday, Feb. 26-27, at the brand new, state-of-the-art Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island, NY.




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