Track & Field Battles Crosstown Milwaukee at Valley Fields

Terica Harris competed in four events (100, 4x100, long jump, triple jump) on Friday
April 10, 2015

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MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams hosted dual meets against Milwaukee with PRs aplenty and another school-record performance by Kathryn Koeck in the hammer throw at the Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track & Field Facility at Valley Fields, Friday night, April 10.

Koeck became the first MU female to throw for over 200 feet with a winning mark of 61.12 meters (200-06). It's the second time she's re-broken her own mark after setting the record in each of her first two meets of the season down in Texas. The Winneconne, Wisconsin native also took home first place in the discus. The women's team as a whole won 13-of-18 events to defeat the Panthers 100-84, while the men's side won 7-of-18 events, but fell UWM 104-79.

The day started with field events, but competition was halted when rain and lightning forced a delay of nearly two hours. The high jump was forced inside and Marquette phenom Wally Ellenson won the men's event with a height of 2.06 meters (6-9.00), while Omo Tseumah took the women's competition with a mark of 1.64 meters (5-4.5).

In the men's long jump, Dwayne Dash took first place and set a new PR with a distance of 6.74 meters (22-1.5). Corey Cegelski set a personal best by nearly 10 inches with a leap of 6.38 meters (20-11.25) to take second place. On the women's side, Anna Strong and Terica Harris took second and fifth, respectively, each setting PRs in the process. The men's triple saw Alex Holloway take second place with a distance of 13.60 meters (44-7.5), which was a season best and PR.



Samantha Kennedy took first in the women's javelin, falling 5 feet short of a PR with a throw of 33.76 meters (110-09). She would finish second to Koeck in the hammer throw with a toss of 55.27 meters (181.04).

Marquette swept the women's pole vault with Nicole Jaffke and Gemma Tedeschi going 1-2 on the women's side and Will Ford, John Kaplan and Vinny Martello going 1-2-3 on the men's side.

On the track, the Golden Eagles were highlighted by more PR performances. Marcell KirkmanBey raced to a third place finish in the 110 hurdles, setting a PR and No. 7 time in MU history in 14.93 seconds.

MU swept the men's and women's 1,500-meter run with Alec Miller and Jessica Parker going away, respectively. Katie Tolan came from behind to squeak out a win in the women's 400 in a time of 57.10, while Anna Strong took third.

Jennifer Parker cruised to a win and a PR in the women's 800 with a time of 2:13.95, followed by Nicole Ethier and Krista McClure coming second and fourth, respectively. On the men's side, David Sajdak and Ryan Shields both set personal-best times to take fourth and fifth.

Cassy Goodrich set a PR and improved on her No. 5 time in MU history with a win in the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.57 seconds.

In the women's 3,000 meters, Brittney Feivor rolled to a big PR and a win with a time of 9:54.14. She was followed by Clare McDonald, Mariah Frank, Sarah Poirier and Maeve McDonald as the Blue & Gold turned in a dominating effort.

In the men's 3,000, Cody Haberkorn and Blake Lawson finished first and second, respectively. Haberkorn beat his teammate by a little more than 3 seconds as Lawson set a PR with a time of 9:00.83.

The Golden Eagles will now prepare for a trip out West to take part in a trio of meets in California April 16-18.


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