Records Continue to Fall for Marquette Track & Field

Sophomore Anna Strong set a PR in the 200-meter dash at Texas State.
March 28, 2015

Texas Relays Results

Texas State Results

SIU Results

AUSTIN
-- Records continued to fall as the Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams concluded competition in Texas and Illinois, Saturday, March 28.

John Krzyszkowski highlighted a slew of impressive performances for Marquette as he took home the javelin title with a throw of 211-7 (64.51m), beating Greg Bombara (59.61) of Notre Dame by more than 16 feet.

For junior Wally Ellenson, it wasn't a matter of if, but when would he break the Marquette outdoor high jump record. And it didn't take him long to do so, accomplishing the feat in his outdoor debut at the Texas Relays.

The Rice Lake, Wisconsin native jumped 7 feet, 2.25 inches to best the old mark by 1.25 inches. Ellenson took second in the event behind his rival Jacorian Duffield of Texas Tech, who eventually cleared 7-7 for the win.

In the long jump, Dwayne Dash turned in a personal-best performance and finished seventh with a leap of 23-6 -- good for the No. 7 jump in Marquette history.

At Texas State, freshman Maya Marion (43-2.5) and redshirt-senior Kathryn Koeck (40-0) set PRs in the shot put, taking ninth and 15th, respectively.

In the women's 200-meter dash, Cassy Goodrich (24.74 seconds; 16th), Anna Strong (25.24 seconds; 30th) and Omo Tseumah (27.26 seconds; 53rd) all set PRs.


 

 

At the Bill Cornell Spring Classic at Southern Illinois University, the men finished third, while the women placed fourth among six and five teams, respectively.

Taking home titles were senior Katie Tolan in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.62 and freshman Jessica Parker in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:46.7, finishing nearly 17 seconds ahead of the next closest finisher.

Sophomore Arra Strong turned in a solid time of 25.77 seconds in the 200-meter dash.

In the women's 800-meter run, junior Nicole Ethier placed second with a time of 2:15.45, less than two seconds behind Allison Gallo of Southern Illinois. Senior Krista McClure (2:16.27) finished close behind in fourth, followed by senior Kenzie Vicker (2:25.99; 12th) and sophomore Abigail Busse (2:35.61; 17th).

In the men's 400-meter dash, Marquette placed three in the top-10 with freshman Nicholas Ebert taking third with a time of 49.73, followed by Carson Meinholz (51.32) in ninth and Alex Holloway (51.59) in 10th.

In the men's 1,500-meter run, Marquette put five in the top-10 led by junior Ryan Shields, who took second place with a time of 3:59.47. Junior Cody Haberkorn (4:00.02) was close behind in third followed by freshman Aric Miller (5th), junior William Hennessy (9th) and sophomore Nate Gomoll (10th).

Alec Miller led MU with a third-place finish in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:5.48.

The women's 4x400-meter relay team of Arra Strong, Tolan, McClure and Ethier was narrowly beaten out by Eastern Illinois, who took the title by 6 one-hundredths of a second with a time of 3:54.69. 

The field events were highlighted by freshman Terica Harris, who took second in the triple jump (11.44m) on the women's side. For the men, freshman Djdade Denson (6.73m) took third in the long jump.

Marquette will be back in action Thursday-Saturday, April 2-4, when it heads to Charleston, Illinois to compete in the Eastern Illinois University Big Blue Invitational.

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