Track & Field Shines in California

April 13, 2017

Results: Pacific Coast Invite Get Acrobat Reader | Mt. SAC Relays Get Acrobat Reader 

LOS ANGELES – It was day two for Monique Felix and day one for the rest of the Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field team in California, including the men’s 4x100-meter relay team, which broke the school record for the third-straight meet.

Felix completed the final three events of the heptathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays on Thursday, totaling 5,287 points – good for third-most all-time at Marquette. The sophomore recorded personal-bests in four of seven events (200m, long jump, javelin) to place second overall. She registered two all-time list marks with a javelin throw (38.75 meters/127 feet, 1 inch) that was fifth all-time and a long jump mark (5.78 meters/18 feet, 11.75 inches) that was sixth-longest all-time.

The men’s 4x100-meter relay team of Joshua Word, Jay Whalen, Connor Boos and Brandon Bell not only broke the school record for the third-straight week, but eclipsed the 41-second barrier with a time of 40.96 seconds on the way to a second-place finish at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate hosted by Long Beach State.

Junior Will Wolf, coming off a BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week honor for his performance in the triple jump at the Marquette Duals last Friday, put forth another impressive mark by setting another personal-best and the No. 3 mark all-time at Marquette with a distance of 14.71 meters (48 feet, 3 inches).

Other notable performances at Long Beach State included Keely Knobbe throwing for a lifetime-best and No. 10 mark all-time in the hammer with a distance of 52.12 meters (171 feet), Brendan McKinney (48.71 meters/159 feet, 9 inches) recording a personal-best in the discus, Dwayne Dash Jr. taking fourth in the long jump with a season-best mark of 7.37 meters (24 feet, 2.25 inches), and Alex Goodrich, who turned in a pair of personal-bests at Long Beach, running the 10th-fastest mark all-time in the 100-meter hurdles (15.22 seconds) and the 10th-fastest time in the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.24).

In addition to running the opening leg on the record-breaking 4x100-meter relay, Word also ran a personal-best in the 100-meter dash (10.77 seconds) that qualified as the ninth-fastest all-time at MU.

The day was full of a host of impressive performances and it ended with yet another as Brittney Feivor cruised to a third-place finish in the 10,000 meters with a personal-best time of 34:53.06 – the second-fastest in Marquette history.

The team will resume action tomorrow at the Bryan Clay Invitational and The Beach Invitational.

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