Track & Field Performances of the Week: Hardin and Pashibin

Tatyana Pashibin won the high jump at the Badger Track Classic on Jan. 12.

Jan. 15, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Redshirt sophomore thrower Bret Hardin and freshman jumper Tatyana Pashibin turned in this week's Marquette Track and Field Performances of the Week at the Badger Track Classic on Saturday, Jan. 12.

At his first meet of the 2012-13 indoor season, Hardin recorded a personal-best distance in the weight throw by reaching a mark of 58 feet, 5 3/4 inches (17.82 meters). Hardin's throw is the fourth-longest in Marquette history and could hint and a breakout season for the Acworth, Ga., native.

"Bret was able to put together a meet with several throws that were farther than his season best from last year," Marquette associate head coach Mike Koenning said. "Bret had a great fall semester of training and he was able to carry that through the winter break into the meet at Wisconsin. This meet performance is a result of his dedication to training on his own during the winter break and he has now set himself up well to reach the goals he has for the latter part of the season."

Pashibin captured a victory in the women's high jump Saturday afternoon after a jump-off with teammate Sarah MacCourtney. The Minneapolis native's height of 5 feet, 6 inches (1.68 meters) ties her for sixth all-time on the Marquette women's top-10 list.

"Tate's success this past week is due largely to her improved approach," assistant coach Nick Davis, who works with Marquette's jumpers, explained. "We've been working a lot on carrying more speed through the curve and this week it started to click with her. What one can't tell from the results is that Tate barely brushed the 5-foot-8 bar off the standards on her final attempt. With her approach getting better and better, that bar and higher heights are right around the corner."



Hardin, in his third year at MU, is an advertising major, while Pashibin is planning to major in exercise physiology.

The Golden Eagles return to action Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Illini Classic in Champaign, Ill.


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