Will Koeck Shatters MU Weight Throw Record at UNI

Will Koeck (left) and associate head coach Mike Koenning following the new MU weight throw record at UNI.

Jan. 31, 2014

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Junior thrower William Koeck shattered the Marquette University men’s weight throw record on the first day of competition at the Jack Jennett Invitational on Friday, Jan. 31 and at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Koeck’s toss of 20.11 meters (65 feet, 11.75 inches), now 20th in NCAA Division I this season, broke the program record by almost one meter and won the event by over 10 inches. Teammate Bret Hardin placed fourth with a distance of 18.80 meters (61 feet, 8 1.25 inches). Redshirt senior Patrick Stuart and freshman Joel McBride were 13th and 17th, respectively.

Samantha Kennedy took third in the women’s weight throw with a personal best of 16.19 meters (52 feet, 10.75 meters, while Kristen Gaffey was 10th in the event.

Sophomore Tatyana Pashibin, competing in the pentathlon for the first time in her career, notched the third-best mark in program history with a score of 3,181.

Freshman Joel Swanberg sits eighth in the heptathlon with 2,190 points. The final three events will be competed on Saturday.

“It was a good start to the meet for us with a lot of personal bests,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “There was a lot of exciting stuff for the first day of competition and we are definitely looking forward to tomorrow’s events.”




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