Marquette T&F Set For BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

Sophomore John Krzyszkowski owns the top BIG EAST mark in the javelin this season
May 7, 2015

2015 BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships
Jumbo Elliott Track at Villanova Stadium | Villanova, Pa.
Friday, May 8-Saturday, May 9
BIG EAST Championship Central | Schedule of Events

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MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams will compete at the 2015 BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Villanova, Pennsylvania Friday and Saturday, May 8-9. Both squads are coming off strong second-place showings at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships back in March.

The Golden Eagles are well represented on the BIG EAST Conference lists heading into this weekend's championships. The Marquette men feature top-three marks in 10-of-22 events listed on, including 12 individuals and two relay teams with five individuals holding the top mark in their respective events.

The MU women rank similarly with top-three marks in 9-of-22 events, including 10 individuals and two relay teams featured, and one top mark.

Two of those top marks belong to the sibling duo of seniors Kathryn and William Koeck, who will each vie for the hammer throw title when the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships commence on Friday.

Kathryn, who will also compete in the shot put and discus, became the first female at MU to crack 200 feet in the hammer throw with a school-record mark of 61.12 meters (200-06 feet) back on April 10. It was the third time she's broken the Marquette standard this season.

William, who will compete in the discus as well, also holds the MU record in the men's hammer, a mark he set last season. Earlier this year, he came just 2 inches shy of breaking it again with a throw of 61.18 meters (200-09 feet) at the Mt. SAC Relays back on April 16. That mark is tops in the conference by a wide margin heading into this weekend and, if replicated, could have a good chance of helping him defend his outdoor title from a year ago.

Junior Wally Ellenson, an indoor All-American already this year, is the reigning BIG EAST Indoor Most Outstanding Field Performer after setting the conference record and winning the high jump at the indoor championships back in March. He is once again the favorite entering competition on Friday, leading the high jump list with a height of 2.19 meters (7-2.25 feet), which stands more than 6 inches higher than the next closest competitor.

The BIG EAST outdoor record is within reach for the Rice Lake, Wisconsin native, who will have to jump 2.21 meters (7-03 feet) to break the current mark set by Tone Belt of Louisville back in 2007.

Also on the men's side, senior Marcell KirkmanBey will look to finish up his BIG EAST career on a high note. He took 15th place in the 110-meter hurdles at last year's outdoor championships, but came back and won the 60-meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in March. He currently leads the conference list with a time of 14.93 seconds, which he ran in a dual against Milwaukee back on April 10.

Others leading on the men's side are sophomore John Krzyszkowski in the javelin (64.51 meters; 211-08 feet) and freshman Will Wolf in the triple jump (13.70 meters; 44-11.5 feet).

Sophomore Joel Swanberg, who took BIG EAST Indoor titles in the heptathlon and pole vault, will vie for similar results in the decathlon, pole vault and 110-meter hurdles this weekend.

In addition to Koeck, the Marquette women will also be led by a sprinting duo that will be counted on to rack up some points in the team classification. Freshman Cassy Goodrich and sophomore Anna Strong have pushed each other all season long and now will be an important part of the team's success this weekend.

Goodrich will run in the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes, as well as the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays. In all four events, her times rank in the top-three in the BIG EAST this season. Strong will compete in the same four events in addition to long jump, which she picked up as a new event this season and already ranks as one of the top jumpers in the conference. She has the fourth-longest jump in the BIG EAST this year with a distance of 5.57 meters (18-3.25 feet).

Sophomores Brittney Feivor (5,000 meters, 10,000 meters) and Kellie Greenwood (3,000-meter steeplechase, 5,000 meters) have worked their ways up the BIG EAST leaderboards and will be in position to score points as well. Both rank in the top-10 in each event with Greenwood ranking second in the steeplechase after setting a PR at the Drake Relays with a time of 10:36.32.

Another event Marquette hopes to score points on the women's side will be the high jump where four Golden Eagles currently rank second through fifth in the BIG EAST going into this weekend. Junior Tatyana Pashibin and sophomores Bridget Bodee, Omo Tseumah and Taylor Keating are all set to compete in the event on Saturday.

Competition is slated to begin at 10 a.m. Eastern time Friday, May 8, with the start of the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon. Field events will follow at 11 a.m. with track prelims at 3 p.m.

Events on Saturday, May 9, will commence with the conclusion of decathlon and heptathlon events at 10 a.m. followed by field events at noon and track finals at 1 p.m.

Bridget Bodee -- High Jump
Nicole Ethier -- 800m, 4x800m relay
Brittney Feivor -- 5000m, 10,000m
Mariah Frank -- 10,000m
Cassy Goodrich -- 400m, 200m, 4x100m, 4x400m
Kellie Greenwood -- Steeplechase, 5000m
Terica Harris -- 100m, LJ, TJ, 4x100m relay
Nicole Jaffke -- Pole Vault
Taylor Keating -- High Jump, Heptathlon
Samantha Kennedy -- Hammer, Javelin
Kathryn Koeck -- Shot Put, Discus, Hammer
Maya Marion -- Shot Put, Discus, Hammer
Jnana Martin -- 100 Hurdles, 400 Hurdles
Krista McClure -- 800m, 4x800m relay
Clare McDonald -- 10,000m
Elisia Meyle -- 10,000m
Jennifer Parker -- 1500m, 4x800m Relay
Jessica Parker -- 1500m, 4x800m Relay
Tatyana Pashibin -- HJ, LJ, TJ, Javelin
Anna Strong -- 400m, 200m, LJ, 4x100m, 4x400m
Arra Strong -- 100m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay
Gemma Tedeschi -- Pole Vault
Katie Tolan -- 400m, 4x400m relay
Omo Tseumah -- High Jump
Kenzie Vicker -- 1500m, 4x800 alt.

Brandon Bell -- 100m, 4x100m relay
Jack Carpenter -- 10,000m
Cory Cegelski -- Long Jump
Dwayne Dash Jr. -- Long Jump, Triple Jump, 4x100m
Djdade Denson -- Long Jump, Triple Jump
Nicholas Ebert -- 400m, 4x400m pool
William Eggers -- 110 Hurdles, Decathlon
Wally Ellenson -- High Jump
William Ford -- Pole Vault
Cody Haberkorn -- 1500m, 5000m
Alex Halloway -- Triple Jump, 4x400 pool
Bret Hardin -- Hammer
William Hennessy -- Steeplechase, 4x800 alt.
John Kaplan -- Pole Vault
Marcell KirkmanBey -- 110 Hurdles, High Jump
William Koeck -- Discus, Hammer
John Krzyszkowski -- Javelin
Glenn Lawrence Jr. -- 100m, 200m, 4x400 pool
Blake Lawson -- 10,000m
Vinny Martello -- Pole Vault
Joel McBride -- Shot Put, Discus, Hammer
D.T. McDonald -- 800m, 4x800 alt.
Carson Meinholz -- 100m, 200m, 4x100, 4x400 pool
Alec Miller -- 800m, 4x800m relay
Aric Miller -- 800m, 4x800m relay
Anton Rice -- 400m, 4x400m pool
Kevin Ryan -- Steeplechase, 5000m
David Sajdak -- 400m, 4x800m relay
Ryan Shields -- 1500m, 4x800m relay
Jordan Smith -- Decathlon
Joel Swanberg -- 110H, Pole Vault, Decathlon
Daniel Sweeney -- 110 Hurdles
Brett Tobin -- Long Jump, Triple Jump
Will Wolf -- Triple Jump
Joshua Word -- 100m, 200m, 4x100m, 4x400 pool

Marquette's BIG EAST Outdoor Finishes
2014: 3rd (120 points)
2013: 13th (15 points)
2012: 15th (11 points)
2011: 14th (8 points)
2010: 14th (19 points)
2009: 13th (24 points)
2008: 13th (28 points)
2007: 11th (30 points)
2006: 11th (31 points)

2014: 4th (150.5 points)
2013: 12th (18.5 points)
2012: 12th (28.50 points)
2011: 11th (20.50 points)
2010: 12th (13 points)
2009: 14th (7 points)
2008: 14th (14.50 points)
2007: 12th (21 points)
2006: 10th (32 points)




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