Marquette Men & Women Take Second at BIG EAST Outdoors
May 9, 2015
"It was very exciting," head coach Bert Rogers said. "Taking second place on both sides really capped off a ton of good performances for us. I'm very proud of these kids.
"The men's side battled through a bunch of injuries throughout the outdoor season, but they came back strong and competed hard," Rogers added. "Both sides put up some very impressive performances this weekend."
The Golden Eagles finished the meet with a whopping seven individual champions as Marcell KirkmanBey (men's 110-meter hurdles), Maya Marion (women's shot put) and Tatyana Pashibin (women's high jump) stood on top of the podium on Saturday. They joined Kathryn Koeck (women's hammer throw), William Koeck (men's hammer throw), Wally Ellenson (men's high jump) and John Krzyszkowski (men's javelin), who recorded medals on Friday.
In the team classification, both sides finished with their most points ever. The men's side totaled 183 points, finishing ahead of DePaul (164 points) in third place and behind BIG EAST champion Villanova (243 points). Meanwhile, the 138 points collected on the women's side was enough to finish ahead of St. John's (130 points), which took third, while Villanova cruised to the team title with 247 points.
Individually, KirkmanBey already had a 60-meter hurdles title to his name from the BIG EAST Indoor meet back in March and added a 110-meter hurdles title today. The senior from Lindenhurst, Illinois crossed the tape in a time of 15.22 seconds to beat runner-up Aaron Sandifer (15.62 seconds) of Villanova and teammates Joel Swanberg (15.72 seconds) and Daniel Sweeney (16.17 seconds), who took third and fourth place, respectively.
Marion, just a freshman, avenged a runner-up finish to Jazmyne Durrah of DePaul at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships earlier this season to take the crown this afternoon. Her mark of 13.92 meters (45-08 feet) was a personal best and the ninth-farthest throw in MU history, and was good enough to best Durrah by a mere 1.75 inches.
Also avenging a runner-up finish at the indoor championship was Pashibin, who jumped 1.70 meters (5-07 feet). The junior from Minneapolis cleared her last attempt to win the high jump event in dramatic fashion.
Freshman Cassy Goodrich set a new school record with her second-place finish in the 400-meter dash. The Franksville, Wisconsin native recorded a time of 54.12 seconds, while Anna Strong (54.91 seconds) and Katie Tolan (56.73 seconds) finished fourth and seventh, respectively.
Goodrich also took fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.49 seconds.
Word also placed sixth in the 200-meter dash with a personal-best time of 22.53 seconds
In the men's 800-meter run, Alec Miller took sixth place in a time of 1:51.11. It was a personal best for the freshman and marked the tenth-fastest time in MU history.
Marquette scored well in the men's triple jump as freshman Alex Halloway jumped to a PR of 14.06 meters (46-1.5 feet) to take second place. Will Wolf (13.82 meters; 45-4.25 feet), Brett Tobin (13.7 meters; 44-11.5 feet) and Dwayne Dash (13.47 meters; 44-2.5 feet) finished third through fifth place, while Djdade Denson (13.4 meters; 43-11.75 feet) came in seventh.
On the women's side, freshman Terica Harris and Pashibin each jumped personal-bests to place third and eighth, respectively. Harris' jumped 12.00 meters (39-4.5 feet), recording the fifth-longest jump in MU history, while Pashibin leapt 11.42 meters (37-5.75 feet) to crack the MU top-10 list at No. 9.
In the 4x100-meter relays, the women's team of Arra Strong, Anna Strong, Terica Harris and Cassy Goodrich took second place and recorded the second-fastest time in MU history after crossing the tape in 46.47 seconds. Meanwhile, the men's team of Joshua Word, Brandon Bell, Carson Meinholz, Dwayne Dash Jr. placed fourth with a time of 42.31 seconds.
Sophomore Brittney Feivor turned in a solid time in the women's 5,000 meters with a third-place finish in 17:15.70.
In the women's heptathlon, Taylor Keating reached the podium with a third-place finish after setting PRs in five-of-seven events, including the long jump and javelin on the third day.
Joel Swanberg pulled out a comeback third-place finish in the decathlon, improving four spots from day one. William Eggers and Jordan Smith took fifth and sixth place, respectively. All three set PRs in the discus.
The meet concluded with a pair of relay events. The women's 4x800-meter relay team of Nicole Ethier, Jessica Parker, Krista McClure and Jennifer Parker took third place with a school record time of 8:46.70, while the men's side finished fifth in a time of 7:37.57.
Both 4x400-meter relay teams took second place to end the meet. The women's team of Anna Strong, Arra Strong, Tolan and Goodrich turned in the second-fastest time in MU history with a time of 3:41.76. The men's team consisting of Halloway, Rice, Word and Ebert crossed the finish line with the fourth-fastest time in MU history (3:13.80).
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