Marion's Record Highlights Banner Day in Madison

May 5, 2018

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MADISON, Wis. - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams set numerous individual personal-bests, six all-time list marks, brought home two victories and a Maya Marion school record in the hammer throw at the Wisconsin Twilight on Friday.

Marion's long-awaited goal of hitting at least 15 meters in the shot put was finally achieved as she improved on her BIG EAST-leading mark heading into the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships next week in Geneva, Ohio. 

On the balance, the Golden Eagles appear to be hitting their stride at just the right time as both the men's and women's teams are projected to contend for another BIG EAST title.

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SCHOOL RECORD

  • Senior Maya Marion finally broke through 15-meter milestone in the shot put with a mark of 15.31 meters (50-2.75 feet), shattering the previous school record (14.96/49-1) set by Rachel Thiel back in 2010. It highlighted a phenomenal day for the throwers, resulting in double-digit personal-bests set by the men and women combined.

ALL-TIME LIST MARKS

  • Terica Harris took home the win in the long jump and narrowly set a PR with a distance of 5.96 meters (19-6.75 feet), which extended her No. 2 mark all-time.
  • Brendan McKinney went from No. 8 to No. 5 all-time in the men's hammer with a distance of 56.82 meters (186-05 feet), which was good for third place overall. Terrance Howard, who placed fifth overall, also cracked the top-10 at No. 10 on the list with his mark of 54.86 meters (180-00 feet).
  • Lindsey Mirkes and Marin McClowry both set personal-bests with matching heights of 1.72 meters (5-7.25 feet), which ties them with Monique Felix for No. 6 all-time. Mirkes placed second, while McClowry took fourth.
  • Keely Knobbe, who also set a personal-best in the shot put, improved her top-10 mark in the hammer. With a toss of 52.79 meters (173-02 feet), she tied Jenna Mahaffey's mark set in 2008 for ninth all-time.

TOP FINISHERS

  • Eric Fellin was shy of his personal-best and No. 2 mark all-time, but good enough to win the javelin on Friday with a mark of 53.37 meters (175-01 feet).
  • Ross Bravo (110 hurdles prelims) and Patrick Bruch (steeplechase) each set personal-bests, while taking fifth and third place, respectively.
  • In the 400 meters, Erica Wanie placed second and set a collegiate-best mark with a time of 58.17 seconds, while Jason Davis (fourth place) and Michael Oechsner (seventh) each set personal-bests as well.
  • In the 800 meters, Brad Eagan (1:52.23) set a PR and placed sixth overall, while Alec Miller just missed a PR, finishing in eighth place.
  • Jessica Parker just missed a PR in the 800 meters, but placed runner-up with a time of 1:07.08.
  • In the 400 hurdles, Chris Van Saders took runner-up honors on the men's side, while Madison Ricciardi led the women with a third-place finish and a personal-best time of 1:04.65, which missed breaking into the top-10 by just two-hundredths of a second. Evelyn Granados and Lindsay Billig were close behind with PRs also, placing, fourth and fifth, respectively.

UP NEXT

  • Marquette embarks on Geneva, Ohio for the 2018 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships held at the SPIRE Institute, Friday-Saturday, May 11-12.

 

 

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