Koeck Breaks MU Record on Day Two of West Prelims
May 29, 2015
The Winneconne, Wisconsin native was the lone MU student-athlete competing on day two of the West Prelims. Hisrecord-breaking throw put him in the mix to qualify after the second of three flights, but a strong final group pushed his mark down to 16th place and four spots outside of clinching an NCAA Championship berth.
Koeck entered the competition with the 25th-best mark in the region when he broke the Marquette record for a second time in his career with a toss of 62.27 meters (204-3 feet), earning him his second-straight BIG EAST Conference title just a few weeks ago.
Today, he rose up to the occasion once more and broke the record for the third time with a throw of 62.65 meters (205-6 feet) on his third and final attempt. The mark put him in sixth place overall after the second of three flights. Unfortunately for Koeck, a strong final group provided 10 throwers with better marks and only the top-12 qualified to the NCAA finals in Eugene, Oregon.
Koeck came close to giving Marquette two national qualifiers after junior Wally Ellenson advanced to Eugene in the high jump on Thursday.
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