Track & Field Wraps Up Final Day at Joey Haines Invite

March 31, 2018

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Golden Eagles concluded action on Saturday at the Joey Haines Invitational hosted by SEMO.

In a meet that marked the outdoor season debut for most, it was a challenging day for all due to weather conditions that included rain.

“Weather conditions weren’t ideal for terrific performances, but I thought we competed hard,” said Marquette head coach Bert Rogers. “In terms of the meet process, such as getting work in and making improvements as we head forward, we had some solid really efforts overall.”

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  • Kelsey Hunn took home a win in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:09.47.
  • Connor Boos (22.18 seconds) and Joshua Word (22.33 seconds) went 1-2 in the 200-meter dash, while Michael Oechsner (6th), Andrew Chabon (7th), Ross Bravo (8th) and Jordan Eng (10th) also turned in top-10 finishes.
  • Eric Fellin placed second in the javelin with a personal-best throw of 57.02 meters (187-01 feet), which ranks No. 5 all-time.
  • Emma Moravec took runner-up honors in the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.80.
  • In the men’s long jump William Eggers also finished runner-up with a distance of 6.77 meters (22-2.50 feet).
  • Bravo (15.91 seconds) also collected a third-place finish in the 110 hurdles and was followed closely by Chris Van Saders in fourth. Van Saders (55.20 seconds) also took runner-up honors in the 400 hurdles.
  • Kalina Gardiner just missed a top-three finish in the 1,500 meters, settling for fourth place with a personal-best time of 4:48.12.
  • In the discus, Jenna Rosenthal placed fifth with a personal-best of 44.06 meters (144-07 feet), while Keely Knobbe, who yesterday set the No. 9 mark all-time in the hammer, fell just shy of another personal-best with a sixth place finish.
  • Derek Gross turned in a pair of top-10 finishes, taking fifth in the 1,500 meters and ninth in the 800 meters.
  • Brendan McKinney, who had a strong performance yesterday with the No. 8 mark in the hammer, fell just shy of another personal-best in the discus and placed fifth with a distance of 47.59 meters (156-02 feet).


  • Marquette enjoys its lone home meet of the season when it hosts a trio of others in the annual Marquette Duals on Friday, April 6.




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