Golden Eagles Complete Day One at Joey Haines Invite
March 31, 2017
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams opened concluded day one of two on Friday at the Joey Haines Invitational hosted by Southeast Missouri State.
Only two events took place on the first day of the competition in the form of the men’s and women’s hammer throw and the men’s and women’s 10,000 meters. Combined, both teams finished with eight top-10 finishes. The remainder of the competition will commence tomorrow, beginning with field events at 11 a.m. Central time and running events at noon.
In the Friday’s hammer, Maya Marion was Marquette’s top finisher on the women’s side, turning in a fifth place finish with a toss of 48.19 meters (158 feet, 1 inch), which is good for top-four in the BIG EAST this season. Following closely behind were Keely Knobbe, Ashley Gaffey and Amanda Hodgson, who also placed in the top-15.
On the men’s side, Brendan McKinney finished in ninth place and smashed his previous personal-best with a mark of 51.49 meters (168 feet, 11 inches), which ranks second in the BIG EAST this season. Joel McBride also turned in a top-10 finish with a season-best throw of 50.08 meters (164 feet, 4 inches), followed by Terrance Howard in 16th and Austin Stellpflug in 20th.
For the men, the facility and meet record holder at SEMO has remained the same for 31 years as Marquette-great Keith Hanson’s time of 28:58.80 has been unmatched. On Friday, sophomore Jon Klaiber featured a strong third-place finish in a time of 31:58.04, while Ryan Burd (32:27.02) and Tom Wentworth (33:15.11) came in sixth and seventh place, respectively.
Action continues at the Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex on Saturday at 11 a.m.
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