Track & Field Announces 2015-16 Team Award Winners

Sept. 20, 2016

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field programs had their annual banquet where they announced team awards for the 2015-16 season, honoring eight student-athletes in the process.

John Krzyszkowski and Cassy Goodrich were honored as the men's and women's Team MVPs following outstanding junior and sophomore campaigns, respectively.

Goodrich was deserving of the award after another impressive year, following a debut season in 2014-15 that earned her Freshman of the Year accolades with the Golden Eagles. The Franksville, Wisconsin, native was a three-time All-BIG EAST performer during both the indoor (200, 400, and 1,600 relay) and outdoor (400, 400 relay and 1,600 relay) seasons, setting the indoor school-record in the 400 meters (53.97 seconds) and outdoor records in the 200 (24.18 seconds) and 400 meters (53.73 seconds). She also qualified for the NCAA West Regionals in the 400 meters for the second year in row.

Krzyszkowski shattered his own school-record in the javelin on numerous occasions and collected his third straight BIG EAST Outdoor title in his signature event. The Mississauga, Ontario, native took third place at the Canadian Championships in July, setting a Marquette school-record with a toss of 70.04 meters (229 feet, 9 inches). He later went on to compete at the NACAC Under-23 Championships in El Salvador where he placed sixth overall.

William Ford and Clare McDonald were awarded Most Improved on each squad. Ford claimed runner-up honors at the BIG EAST Championships in the pole vault with a height of 4.80 meters (15 feet, 9 inches), which qualified as a personal-best and also second all-time at MU. Meanwhile, McDonald placed in the Top-10 in both the indoor 3,000 meters (9:59.82) and the 5,000 meters (17.03.78) at the BIG EAST Championships. She would go on to set the fourth-fastest 5,000-meter time (16:46.43) during the outdoor season en route to a fifth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships.


 

 

Newcomers Monique Felix and Terrance Howard were each awarded Freshmen of the Year. Both had impressive debut seasons with the Golden Eagles with Felix really making her mark as a multi-event performer. In all, she set five freshman records, combined, during both the indoor and outdoor seasons on the way to being named Most Outstanding Field Athlete for both the BIG EAST indoor and outdoor championships after winning the pentathlon and heptathlon, respectively.

Howard concluded his freshman year as a three-time All-BIG EAST performer at the outdoor conference championship meet, taking second in the shot put and third in both the hammer and discus. He set a freshman record in the discus with a toss of 51.97 meters (170 feet, 6 inches), which also ranks fifth all-time at Marquette.

Following their final athletic season with the Marquette Track and Field teams, Jordan Smith and Nicole Ethier were each honored with the Senior Academic Award.

MVP: Cassy Goodrich, John Krzyszkowski
Most Improved: Clare McDonald, William Ford
Freshman of the Year: Monique Felix, Terrance Howard
Senior Academic Award: Nicole Ethier, Jordan Smith

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