Koeck Breaks MU Record on Day Two of West Prelims

William Koeck broke his own MU hammer record on the final throw of his career.
May 29, 2015

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Senior William Koeck ended his Marquette University career on a high note by topping his own school-record mark in the hammer throw on his final toss in a Golden Eagle uniform at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium, today, May 29.

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.

Tomorrow, John Krzyszkowski (javelin) and Brittney Feivor (5,000 meters) will have an opportunity. Krzyszkowski is set to compete at noon Central time, while Feivor will run in one of the meet's final events at 8:05 p.m.




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