Track & Field Closes Out Indoor Regular Season
Feb. 20, 2015
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Everyone had eyes on Wally Ellenson, who competed in the high jump for the first time in two weeks. The dual-sport athlete is a BIG EAST Championship hopeful in the even and he began his night by entering at 2.01 meters, clearing it with ease. He then cleared his next two heights on the first try before the bar was raised to 2.16 meters, which equated to slightly over 7 feet.
Ellenson watched as his two remaining competitors missed all three of their attempts at the height, while he needed just one try once again and broke the Klotsche Center record in the process. Having locked up the high jump title, the Rice Lake, Wisconsin native would attempt 7 feet, 3 inches (2.21 meters) and needed two attempts to clear the mark. He fell just shy of clearing 7 feet, 4.5 inches (2.26 meters), bumping the bar ever so slightly in each of his three attempts.
Ellenson remains tied for the national lead at 7 feet, 5.75 inches (2.28 meters), which he cleared at the Wisconsin Open back on Jan. 17, in Madison.
In the long jump, Tatyana Pashibin's mark of 17 feet, 8 inches (5.38 meters) was a personal best and good enough to take home the win. It was closely rivaled by another personal-best mark by Erica Wanie, who leapt 17 feet, 0.75 inches (5.20 meters) to take fifth place.
In Madison, William Koeck recorded a season-best weight throw of 65 feet, 8.75 inches (20.03 meters), which was good for third place behind Wisconsin's Michael Lihrman, who threw for the No. 4 mark in the U.S. with a distance of 81 feet, 8.75 inches (24.87 meters). Marquette also saw Joel McBride throw a personal-best mark of 54 feet, 8.25 inches (16.67 meters).
Kathryn Koeck, the sister of William, had herself a day in the weight throw as well. Her toss of 59 feet, 5.5 inches (18.12 meters) took fourth and was a personal best, while ranking as the third-best throw in Marquette history.
Back at the Klotsche Center, it was Terica Harris running to a time of 7.91 to finish third in the 60-meter dash, registering a personal best and the No. 10 mark all-time in MU history. Harris also jumped to a PR in the triple jump with a distance of 36 feet, 11.75 inches (11.27 meters) to take second place.
In the 60 hurdles, Marcell KirkmanBey placed fourth overall with a personal-best tying mark of 8.5 seconds.
In the men's 3,000-meter run, Kevin Ryan and Patrick Campbell took the top two spots with Ryan rumbling to a time of 9:01.20. Zach Wehner finished close behind as well, with a personal-best time of 9:11.93.
On the women's side, Sarah Poirier took home the title with a season-best time of 10:56.43.
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