Track With Highest Team Finishes at BIG EAST Indoors
Feb. 22, 2014
NEW YORK - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams recorded their highest team finishes in program history at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships on Saturday at The Armory as the Golden Eagles picked up four more individual titles.
The women's team placed third with 114 points, while the men's squad was fourth with 121 points. A trio of freshmen earned their first BIG EAST titles on the evening as Joel Swanberg, Omo Tseumah and Oumaru Abdulahi all were crowned conference champions.
Freshman Joel Swanberg picked up two BIG EAST titles as the Manhattan, Ill., native claimed conference crowns in the heptathlon and the men's 60-meter hurdles. Swanberg finished the 60 hurdles in 8.50 seconds, the No. 5 mark in program history, and closed out action in the heptathlon with 4,485 points, a new MU freshman record.
Tseumah, who entered the meet with the top women's high jump mark in the league this season, captured the conference crown with a top leap of 1.75 meters (5 feet, 8.75 inches). Freshman Bridget Bodee and sophomore Tatyana Pashibin placed third and fourth, respectively.
Abdulahi won the men's high jump over teammate Michael Saindon, both of whom jumped 2.08 meters (6 feet, 9.75 inches).
After winning her first conference title in the women's long jump on Friday afternoon, senior Carlye Schuh placed second in the triple jump (39 feet, 2 inches) and was fourth in the 60-meter dash at a time of 7.64 seconds.
Senior Patrick Stuart placed third in the men's shot put at a distance of 15.60 meters (51 feet, 2.25 inches), while Koeck was eighth.
Redshirt senior Spencer Agnew took sixth in the men's mile with a time of 4:11.45, while David Sajdak grabbed a point for the men with an eighth-place finish in a time of 2:26.51 in the men's 1,000-meter run.
In the men's 60, freshman Brandon Bell was seventh with a time of 7.07 seconds, the No. 4 mark in program history.
Anton Rice placed third in the 500-meter run with the third-best time in program history (1:04.22).