Marquette Track & Field Heads to Historic Drake Relays

Junior Brittney Feivor broke the school-record in the 5,000 meters at Drake a season ago.
April 27, 2016

2016 Drake Relays Meet Schedule

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams will hit the road again this weekend when the squads travel to Drake University to compete in the 107th running of the historic Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30.

“Drake is a historic meet. It's a fun event with a carnival-type atmosphere," head coach Bert Rogers said. "The stands will be packed, which will make it a fun atmosphere to go there and compete. We have some pretty good relay teams lined up. Hopefully we'll have some fast times and break some records this year."

Teams from all across the nation will be represented at the Drake Relays, including Marquette, which returns to Des Moines as it does on an annual basis for this historic event. Last season, Brittney Feivor broke the Marquette record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:32.93, edging teammate Kellie Greenwood’s previous record by less than two seconds.

Feivor will be one of the first MU athletes to compete in this weekend’s action as she runs alongside freshman Nora Keller in the women’s 10,000 meters on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Central time. 

Action will continue into Friday morning as John Krzyszkowski will look to once again break his own school record in the javelin as he did at the Illinois Twilight last week. The junior shattered his own school record, producing a throw that traveled 69.39 meters (227 feet, 8 inches). For his performance, Krzyszkowski was tabbed BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week. This marked the second time the Mississauga, Ontario native was awarded the league honor.


 

 

On Saturday, Marquette will send senior All-American Wally Ellenson to compete in the high jump. Earlier this month, Ellenson tied his own school-record with a high jump of 2.20 meters (7 feet, 2.75 inches) at the Gibson Invitational. The jump, which earned the 6-6 220-pound Rice Lake, Wisconsin native BIG EAST Field Athlete of the week honors, was his best mark of the 2016 campaign.

In total, Marquette will send 25 athletes to Des Moines with 13 men and 12 women making the trip.

Marquette Event Entries:
WOMEN
Meghan Carroll – 4x800m (Alt.), Distance Medley (800m leg)
Nicole Ethier – 800m, 4x800m (Lead off leg), Sprint Medley (800m leg)
Brittney Feivor – 10,000m
Cassy Goodrich – 4x100m (Anchor leg), 4x200m (Anchor leg), Sprint Medley (400m leg)
Terica Harris – 4x100m (3rd leg), 4x200m (3rd leg), Sprint Medley (Lead off 200m leg)
Nora Keller – 10,000m Clare McDonald – 5,000m
Alison Parker – 4x800m (2nd leg), Distance Medley (TBA)
Jennifer Parker – 4x800m (3rd leg), Distance Medley (TBA)
Jessica Parker – 4x800m (Anchor leg), Distance Medley (TBA)
Anna Strong – 4x100m (2nd leg), 4x200m (2nd leg), Distance Medley (400m leg)
Arra Strong – 4x100m (Lead off leg), 4x200m (Lead off leg), Sprint Medley (Lead off leg)
 
MEN
Connor Boos – 4x100m (3rd leg), 4x200m (3rd leg), Sprint Medley (Lead off leg)
Brandon Bell – 4x100m (Anchor leg), 4x200m (Anchor leg), Sprint Medley (2nd 200m leg)
Brad Eagan – Distance Medley (1600m leg)
Nick Ebert – 4x200m (2nd leg), Sprint Medley (400m leg)
Wally Ellenson – High Jump
John Krzyszkowski – Javelin
D.T. McDonald – 4x800m (3rd leg), Distance Medley (800m leg)
Alec Miller – 1500m, 4x800m (Lead off leg)
Aric Miller – 4x800m (Anchor leg), Distance Medley (1200m leg)
Karl Tatum – 4x100m (2nd leg) Anton Rice – 800m, 4x800m (2nd leg), Sprint Medley (800m leg)
Jay Whalen – 4x200m (Lead off leg), Distance Medley (400m leg)
Joshua Word – 4x100m (Lead off leg)

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