Men's 4x100 Sets School Record at Wisconsin Twilight

May 6, 2016

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MADISON, Wis. - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Wisconsin Twilight on Friday night in its final meet before the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.

"Overall, it was a pretty successful tune-up," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. "I think we got a lot accomplished in terms of what we set out to do to get ready for BIG EAST. We had a lot of all-time marks and a school record in the 4x100."

For the third consecutive meet, a Golden Eagle record fell as the men's 4x100-meter relay team of Joshua Word, Karl Tatum, Connor Boos and Brandon Bell set the all-time standard with a time of 41.47 seconds.

"Those guys definitely wanted another shot at it, especially after things didn't go so hot out at Drake," Rogers said. "The weather and conditions were great and the competition was good. It set up well for those guys to be successful and it was a good way to get the track events going."

There were several personal-bests on the track with Catherine Sherwood and Erica Wanie in the 100-meter hurdles.

William Eggers turned in a personal record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.33 seconds, while Karl Tatum finished just ahead of him in 10.99 seconds. On the women's side, Cassy Goodrich turned in a time of 12.03 seconds.

Jay Whalen registered his fastest-ever time in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.38 seconds, while Brad Eagan and William Hennessy did the same in the 1,500 with times of 3:57.40 and 3:57.83, respectively.

D.T. McDonald had his fastest-career time in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.49, while on the women's side, Jennifer Parker (2:13.03) and Kaitlin Gramins (2:25.57) registered PRs as well.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Evelyn Granados bested her PR by 3 seconds en route to a finishing time of 1:07.97, while Lindsay Billig also turned in a personal-best with a time of 1:08.68.

Boos and Word came back in the 200-meter dash with PRs of 21.92 and 22.15 seconds, respectively. On the women's side, Wanie registered her second personal-best of the day with a time of 26.55 seconds.

The field events had their fair share of PRs and all-time list mark as well. In the women's high jump, Omo Tseumah cleared a season-best of 1.72 meters (5 feet, 7.75 inches) while Bridget Bodee jumped a career-best 1.68 meters (5 feet, 6 inches).

For the men, Wally Ellenson came just shy of 7 feet with a jump of 2.13 meters (6 feet, 11.75 inches) in his final meet before attempting to defend his 2015 BIG EAST Outdoor title.

Maya Marion registered the No. 2 mark all-time at Marquette in the shot put with a throw of 14.93 meters (48 feet, 11.75 inches), while Maxwell Bullard followed suit with the No. 4 mark all-time on a throw of 16.73 meters (54 feet, 10.75 inches).

In the triple jump, Will Wolf recorded a personal-best with the No. 10 distance all-time of 13.93 meters (45 feet, 8.5 inches). On the women's side, Monique Felix set a career-best mark in the triple jump for the third straight week with a mark of 11.96 meters (39 feet, 3 inches), which is No. 6 all-time. She wasn't done there, though, as she also PR'd in the javelin with a throw of 34.42 meters (112 feet, 11 inches) - the No. 8 mark all-time at MU.

And the in the pole vault, Vinny Martello made for consecutive weeks with a PR as he jumped the No.3 mark all-time at MU with a height of 4.78 meters (15 feet, 8.25 inches). Nicole Jaffke reached a season-best on the women's side with a leap of 3.63 meters (11 feet, 10.75 inches).

The Golden Eagles look to take their momentum into the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships, set for May 13-14, in Geneva, Ohio. The men's side is looking to improve on a second-place finish from a year ago, while the women eye a clean sweep after taking home the indoor team title earlier this year.




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