Track & Field Announces 2016-17 Team Awards

Sept. 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University track and field held their annual banquet on Sunday to announce team awards for the 2016-17 academic year where 10 student-athletes were honored.

It was another successful campaign for both squads as the women’s team won both the indoor and outdoor BIG EAST Championships for the second year in a row and the men’s team took home runner-up honors.

Team MVP on the men’s side was awarded to senior John Krzyszkowski for the second-straight year, while the women’s distinction was shared by sophomore Monique Felix and senior Brittney Feivor.

Krzyszkowski claimed his fourth consecutive BIG EAST title in the javelin and qualified for the NCAA West Prelims for the fourth time. The current Marquette record holder and Mississauga, Ontario, native capped his season by earning the silver medal at the Canadian Track & Field Championships in July.

Felix continued her dominance in the BIG EAST, once again winning titles in the pentathlon and heptathlon, as well as the outdoor high jump with podium finishes in the indoor high jump and triple jump and outdoor triple jump. The Sheboygan, Wisconsin, native was honored as the Most Outstanding Performer at the league indoor meet and followed that up with High Point Scorer of the Meet at BIG EAST outdoors. She currently holds all-time list marks in five indoor events and six outdoor.

Feivor’s final season as a Golden Eagle was highlighted by two school records, setting the all-time mark in the indoor and outdoor 5,000 meters. The indoor record propelled the Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, native to a third place finish at the BIG EAST Championships. She ran the 10,000 meters at the league outdoor meet, finishing in second place and with the second-fastest time in MU history. She went on to take 16th in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA West Prelims.


 

 

Most improved was another shared honor on the women’s side as juniors Terica Harris and Jessica Parker were co-recipients of the award. Harris dominated the long jump and triple jump events at the BIG EAST Championships, sweeping both at the indoor and outdoor meets. The Savannah, Georgia, native was named Most Outstanding Field Athlete at BIG EAST outdoors for her efforts.

Meanwhile, Parker burst onto the scene with her prowess in the 800 meters. The Neenah, Wisconsin, native set the school record for both indoor and outdoor events and qualified for the NCAA West Prelims, placing 23rd overall.

On the men’s side, it was Brad Eagan who was named “Most Improved.” Following an outstanding cross country season, the Mason, Ohio, native was a key middle-distance runner for the track team, claiming all-time list marks in the indoor mile and outdoor 1,500 meters. He was part of the 4x800-meter relay team that earned podium finishes at both the indoor and outdoor meets, including a silver medal after an anchor finish at outdoors.

Freshman of the Year honors went to Madison Marko and Daniel Armstrong. Marko claimed the ninth-best mark all-time in the long jump and was a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that claimed the bronze at BIG EAST outdoors.

Meanwhile, Armstrong staked his claim as the top high jumper in the BIG EAST, winning both indoor and outdoor titles, while qualifying for the NCAA West Prelims in his first season. He set the freshman record and climbed to No. 2 all-time on both the indoor and outdoor lists.

Following their final athletic season with Marquette Track and Field, Abigail Busse and Nicholas Ebert earned the distinct honor as Senior Academic Award recipients.
 
Women
MVP: Monique Felix, Brittney Feivor
Most Improved: Terica Harris, Jessica Parker
Freshman of the Year: Madison Marko
Senior Academic Award: Abigail Busse
 
Men
MVP: John Krzyszkowski
Most Improved: Brad Eagan
Freshman of the Year: Daniel Armstrong
Senior Academic Award: Nicholas Ebert

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