Kat Koeck Sets Record at Texas Relays Day 1

Kathryn Koeck set a personal and Marquette record with her first throw of 2015.
March 26, 2015


AUSTIN, Texas -- Marquette University senior Kathryn Koeck highlighted a day for the throwers at the Texas Relays hosted by the University of Texas-Austin to mark the outdoor season debut for the Golden Eagles Thursday, March 26.

On her first throw of the outdoor season, the senior from Winnoconne, Wisconsin achieved a personal best and Marquette record with a mark of 196 feet, 2 inches (59.79 meters). Koeck is the first Marquette female to ever win at the Texas Relays and first known champion since at least 1960.

"Proud of Kat. She really came to compete today," head coach Bert Rogers said. "It was a very talented field and for her to have such a big PR, throw the school record, and win the meet is super exciting."

Koeck's mark bested the previous school record by nearly a foot, set by Julie Sorrentino back in 2002.

Samantha Kennedy took 15th in the event with a throw of 173-9 (52.96 meters).

In the men's hammer, William Koeck (192-4; 58.63m) and Bret Hardin (183-5; 55.91m) took 12th and 18th, respectively.

The lone remaining MU competitor of the day was John Krzyszkowski in the javelin. He placed 12th with a distance of 190-11 (58.20 meters).

Action will continue Friday, March 27, as jumpers, runners and throwers compete will be split between the Texas Relays, the Bobcat Invite at Texas State University and the Bill Cornell Invite at Southern Illinois University.




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