Koeck Named BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week

Koeck's BIG EAST weekly award is the first of her career.
Feb. 24, 2015

NEW YORK – Marquette University redshirt-senior Kathryn Koeck achieved a personal-best mark of 18.12 meters (59 feet, 5.5 inches) in the weight throw Friday, Feb. 20, and jumped into the No. 2 spot in the league rankings to earn BIG EAST Women’s Field Athlete of the Week honors, the conference office announced Tuesday.

The Winneconne, Wisconsin native’s personal record at the Red & White Open in Madison was good enough for fourth place in the event and came in as the third-longest weight throw in Marquette history. The meet was Koeck’s and the team’s final tune-up leading up to the BIG EAST Championships, which will take place at The Armory in New York City, Saturday, Feb. 28-Sunday, March 1. 

Koeck, who did not compete during the indoor and outdoor seasons last year due to injury, will be vying for the BIG EAST title in the weight throw as well as the shot put (ranks ninth in the BIG EAST) when events commence this weekend.




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