Marquette Sends Four to NCAA West Prelims
May 18, 2017
MILWAUKEE – Four student-athletes will represent Marquette University track and field at the NCAA West Prelims in Austin, Texas, Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27, as senior Brittney Feivor (10,000 meters), junior Jessica Parker (800 meters), senior John Krzyszkowski (javelin) and freshman Daniel Armstrong (high jump) compete for a chance to advance to the NCAA Championships.
“Brittney, Jessica, John and Daniel have worked really hard all season and are really excited for the opportunity to compete in Austin,” head coach Bert Rogers said. “All are in good spots and have good opportunities to move on.”
It will be the fourth trip for Krzyszkowski in javelin, the second for Feivor (5,000 meters in 2015) and the first for both Armstrong and Parker.
The top-12 competitors in each event at both NCAA preliminary round sites (Austin, Texas and Lexington, Kentucky) will advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, June 7-10.
Feivor, who will run the 10,000 meters, recently set a personal-best in the event. She took second place in helping the Golden Eagles defend their BIG EAST Outdoor championship with a time of 34:25.78, which is the second-fastest in school history and ranks 36th in the West region.
Parker qualified for the 800 meters following her school-record performance at the Wisconsin Alumni Classic back on May 5. Parker’s time of 2:06.97 broke a 15-year-old mark previously held by former MU student-athlete Jennifer Batie (’02) and places her 35th in the region.
Both Armstrong and Krzyszkowski claimed BIG EAST titles in leading the Golden Eagles to a runner-up team finish at the league championship meet. Should both equal their top marks set this season in the high jump and javelin, respectively, they would be in prime position to finish in the top-12 and advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time. Armstrong, who will appear in his first regional meet, currently ranks 13th in the West region and 21st nationally with a height of 2.17 meters (7 feet, 1.5 inches).
After coming so close in his two previous regional appearances, Krzyszkowski looks to break through in final trip. Following a 46th place finish in 2014, he placed 18th in 2015 and 15th last year, missing qualification for the NCAA Championships by just a couple meters or about 7 feet or less in each of his last two outings.
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