Felix Sets Records in Heptathlon Win at Indiana State

Freshman Monique Felix set three records with her heptathlon win on Friday.
April 8, 2016

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Amid the cold temps and rain on day two of the 2016 Gibson Invite, freshman Monique Felix highlighted action with the completion of the women’s heptathlon in which she set three records, including the new Marquette freshman record en route to the victory on Friday at Indiana State.

Felix entered the day in second place after completing four events on a solid day one. On day two, she proceeded to take first place in the long jump, second in the javelin and first in the 800-meter run, respectively. Felix totaled 4,513 points, which not only registered as a Marquette freshman record, but also set the new Indiana State facility and Gibson Invite meet records.

The Sheboygan native set personal-bests in the shot put with a throw of 9.39 meters (30 feet, 9.75 inches) and the javelin with a mark of 33.19 meters (108 feet, 10 inches), which also ranks No. 10 on the all-time list at MU. 

Felix set the freshman indoor record in the pentathlon on the way to winning the BIG EAST Indoor Championship title in the event earlier this year. She continues her prowess in the multi events with her performances the past two days.

Women’s Heptathlon
1 Monique Felix, Marquette - 4513 (Facility/Meet Record)   
2 April Micheaux, Central Michigan - 4228    
3 Elizabeth Herron, Indiana State - 4062    
4 Savannah Hubbard, Hanover - 3690    
5 Katherine Hiller, Spring Arbor - 3495    
6 Katrina Tovar, Spring Arbor - 3486    
7 Macy Ritter, Southeast Missouri - 3333

The Golden Eagles also competed in the men’s and women’s hammer throw, open javelin and 5,000 meters despite challenging weather conditions on Friday.

Clare McDonald led the way with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 5,000 with a time of 17:34.75. Nora Keller, Maeve McDonald and Sarah Poirier also competed, finishing outside the top-10. On the men’s side, Christian Zambrano ran to a time of 15:57.75 to take 10th place overall. Patrick Campbell and Zach Wehner were close behind, taking 11th and 12th place, respectively.

Maya Marion led MU in the women’s hammer with an 11th-place finish, throwing a distance of 44.67 meters (146 feet, 7 inches). Also competing were Ashley Gaffey, Monica Voudrie, Amanda Hodgson and Keely Knobbe.

In the men’s hammer, Maxwell Bullard threw for a distance of 47.87 meters (157 feet, 1 inch) en route to a seventh-place finish. Joel McBride (46.77 meters/153-05 feet) took ninth, while Austin Stellpflug finished in 15th place.

Tatyana Pashibin, Taylor Keating and Hodgson participated in the women’s javelin with Pashibin leading the way for MU with a mark of 29.19 meters (95 feet, 9 inches). For the men, Eric Fellin was MU’s highest finisher with a ninth-place tally, throwing a distance of 44.52 meters (146 feet, 1 inch). Jordan Smith finished five places behind in 14th overall.

In the team classification, the women’s side sits in sixth place out of nine teams after just three events scored, trailing first-place Bowling Green, while the men are in seventh after three events scored, trailing Illinois.

The final day of events on Saturday will begin with field events at 10 a.m. Central time, followed by running events at 10:15 a.m.


 

 

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