Track & Field Concludes Action at Long Beach State
April 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up action in California at the Bryan Clay and BEACH Invites on Saturday.
The highlight of the day on Saturday was Cory Cegelski’s personal-best mark in the long jump of 7.16 meters (23 feet, 6 inches), which is No. 8 all-time in Marquette history.
Also, Bridget Bodee put together another strong mark in the high jump with a leap of 1.65 meters (5 feet, 5 inches).
“It was a very successful weekend,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “I feel like we defeinitely got out of the trip what we were looking for. We likely added a couple of regional qualifiers and we are looking to use this as a springboard into the second half of the season.”
Some late performances on Friday night included the women’s 1,500 meters where Jessica Parker ran a personal-best (No. 4 all-time) mark of 4:25.23 in the 1,500 meters, while Jennifer Parker (4:28.54) turning a personal-best and No. 7 mark all-time and Mary Hanson was close behind with a personal-best of 4:34.31.
On the men’s side, Brad Eagan also registered a personal-best and the fifth-fastest time all-time, finishing in 3:48.06, while Derek Gross (3:57.38) and Jon Klaiber (4:02.61) also recorded personal-bests.
Some other notable marks from Friday came in the throwing events. Senior John Krzyszkowski placed third overall in the javelin with a distance of 67.12 meters (220 feet, 2 inches), while in the hammer, Joel McBride (48.23 meters/160 feet, 2 inches) and Brendan McKinney (48.52 meters/159 feet, 2 inches) put together solid marks.
The Golden Eagles return home from the West Coast before preparing for the Illinois Twilight in Champaign on Saturday, April 22.
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