Krzyszkowski Shatters Javelin School-Record at Illinois Twilight

Junior John Krzyszkowski
April 23, 2016

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Junior John Krzyszkowski shattered his own school record in the javelin as the Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded action at the Illinois Twilight hosted by the University of Illinois on Saturday evening.

Krzyszkowski won the javelin with a throw of 69.39 meters (227 feet, 8 inches), which surpassed his previous school-record mark by over 12 feet that was set at the NCAA West Preliminaries last season. The Mississauga, Ontario native led the way for a number of field athletes with excellent performances.

In the women’s hammer throw, Maya Marion (50.29 meters/165 feet), Keely Knobbe (47.46 meters/155 feet, 8 inches) and Amanda Hodgson (42.68 meters/140 feet) all set personal-best marks. Marion took fourth place overall, while Knobbe won her flight and took ninth.

On the men’s side, Joel McBride set a personal-best and a took seventh place with a toss of 48.34 meters (158 feet, 7 inches).

Terrance Howard registered a win in the discus, also setting a personal-best with a throw of 48.43 meters (158 feet, 10 inches). He would also place fourth in the shot put

Monique Felix took second place in the triple jump with a leap of 11.83 meters (38 feet, 10 inches) and was fifth in the javelin (31.75 meters/104 feet, 2 inches).

In the men’s long jump, Dwayne Dash Jr. was MU’s highest finisher, taking fourth place with a leap of 7.23 meters (23 feet, 2 inches).

In the pole vault, Vinny Martello set a personal-best and climbed to No. 5 all-time at MU with a jump of 4.66 meters (15 feet, 3.5 inches). Meanwhile, on the women’s side, Nicole Jaffke and Gemma Tedeschi placed second and fourth, respectively, despite clearing the same height of 3.55 meters (11 feet, 7.75 inches). Briana Cross also moved up to No. 8 on the women’s list with a vault of 3.40 meters (11 feet, 2 inches). Both tied for sixth place.

It was a season-best for Omo Tseumah in the high jump as her mark of 1.69 meters (5 feet, 6.5 inches) was good for third place. Bridget Bodee would come in fifth place with a jump of 1.64 meters (5 feet, 4.5 inches).

Some notable finishes on the track were Jessica Parker taking fourth in the women’s 1,500 meters with a time of 4:33.48, Alison Parker fifth in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:11.90, Alec Miller fourth in the men’s 800 with a time of 1:51.04, and Mitchell Kwapick taking fourth in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:42.50.

The Golden Eagles will be back in action on Friday-Saturday, April 29-30, at the Drake Relays and Saturday at the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative.




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