Golden Eagles Fly to Top Marks at UW-Parkside
Dec. 9, 2016
SOMERS, Wis. – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams accounted for 12 of 18 event victories at the UW-Parkside Fall Finale on Friday night and now enter finals week and winter break following a pair of successful December meets.
“We competed well and it was a good fall finale for us as we head into finals next week and then break,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “In no time we’ll be back here in January and ready to compete again.”
The field events began the day with a big PR from Monica Voudrie, who moved up to No. 8 all-time at MU in the weight throw with a toss of 17.02 meters. Maya Marion, who celebrated a birthday yesterday, came up just shy of her PR of 14.00 meters in the shot put with a winning throw of 13.99 meters.
On the men’s side, William Eggers took the win in the high jump with a leap of 1.90 meters and finished second in the pole vault behind teammate Joel Swanberg (4.65 meters), who competed unattached, with a vault of 4.40 meters.
Djdade Denson was just shy of a PR in the long jump with a distance of 6.97 meters to take the win on Friday. Terrance Howard won the shot put with a toss of 14.85 meters, while Joel McBride took the win in the weight throw with a distance of 16.95 meters.
On the track, it was Goodrich slightly besting Harris in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.18 seconds to 7.21 seconds. Both times rank No. 3 and No. 4 all-time, respectively, in the MU top-10 laurels. In the 55-meter hurdles, Kelsey Hunn took the win over teammates Madison Ricciardi, Alexandra Goodrich and Grace Connolly with a time of 8.96 seconds.
It was a Strong 1-2 finish for Marquette in the 300-meter dash as Anna Strong narrowly beat her twin Arra Strong with a time of 41.98 seconds. The Golden Eagles swept the 600 and 800 meters as well with Erica Wanie and Amy Gasperlin claiming wins in each, respectively.
For the men, Marquette swept the top-four spots in the 55-meter dash with Joshua Word (6.56 seconds) besting Karl Tatum (6.59), Brandon Bell (6.61) and Connor Boos (6.64). It was Chris Van Saders grabbing his first win in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.39 seconds, while Word also ran to a win in the 300-meter dash with a time of 36.19 seconds.
In his collegiate track debut, Marquette’s Daniel Pederson claimed a win in the mile with a time of 4:24.59. Also, Boos took home the victory in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.69 seconds and was followed closely by Bell, who took second with a time of 22.96 seconds.
The Golden Eagles will take an extended break for finals week and the winter break before returning to action on Jan. 21 when they return to action at the John Tierney Invitational hosted by UW-Milwaukee.
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