Throwers Lead the Way For Marquette at Illinois Twilight

April 14, 2018

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Illinois Twilight on Saturday, hosted by the University of Illinois. 

"It was our first meet in 14 days. Everyone was chomping at the bit to get out there and I think we were pretty successful," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. "We were a little concerned with the weather going in, but it ended up being a pretty good day. We were able to get in some pretty good performances and I'm pleased how this sets us up for Southern California next week."

Marquette entered 83 individuals combined with many turning in personal-best and all-time list marks, while four registered individual victories on the day.  


  • Eric Fellin improved his second-best mark all-time and took home the win in the javelin with a personal-best mark of 59.98 meters (196-10 feet).
  • Jennifer Parker cruised to a victory and the eighth-fastest time in Marquette history in her steeplechase debut, running to a time of 10:56.92.
  • Maya Marion fell just shy of a personal-best in the shot put, but it was good enough for the win with a mark of 14.36 meters (47-1.50 feet).
  • Brendan McKinney and Terrance Howard went 1-2 in the discus with McKinney's mark of 50.94 meters (167-01 feet) setting a personal-best and the No. 8 mark all-time at Marquette.
  • Meghan Carroll ran a huge personal-best in the 800 meters, taking second place with a time of 2:10.69. That registers as the fifth-fastest in school history. On the women's side, Keely Knobbe placed runner-up in the discus with a big personal-best of 44.07 meters (144-07 feet). Knobbe also placed second in the hammer.
  • Marin McClowry tied her personal-best in the high jump and placed second with a height of 1.65 meters (5-05 feet).


  • Marquette takes its annual trip to Southern California to take part in a trio of meets, including the Mt. SAC Relays, Bryan Clay Invitational and The Beach Invitational, April 19-21.

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