Golden Eagles Have Strong Showing at Illinois Twilight

April 22, 2017


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams sent a select few to compete at the Illinois Twilight on Saturday, while the rest of the team used the weekend to acquire some rest.

Senior John Krzyszkowski fell just short of his personal-best and school record mark of 72.23 meters at the Illinois Twilight, but still registered one of the top throws in the country this season. His toss of 71.44 meters (234 feet, 4 inches) ranks 13th in the nation.

Fellow thrower Brendan McKinney recorded a personal-best in the hammer, throwing a mark of 53.38 meters (175 feet, 1 inch), which is No. 10 on the all-time list at Marquette.

Highlighting the pole vaulters was James Kubik, whose jump was a new personal-best of 4.45 meters (14 feet, 7.25 inches) and ranks No. 8 all-time at MU.

Also on the men’s side were jumpers Will Wolf and Daniel Armstrong. Wolf took second place in the triple jump with a leap of 14.70 meters (48 feet, 2.75 inches), while Armstrong also placed runner up with a high jump mark of 2.00 meters (6 feet, 6.75 inches).

Gemma Tedeschi led the jumpers on the women’s side with a second place finish in the pole vault, jumping to a mark of 3.75 meters (12 feet, 3.5 inches).

Evenlyn Granados (1:07.11) and Lindsay Billig (1:07.57) each turned in solid times in the 400 hurdles with each time qualifying as a personal-best. 

Several members of the Golden Eagles will return to action at the Drake Relays from Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29, while others are set to compete at the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative meet on Saturday.

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