Koeck, Schuh Repeat as Track and Field MVPs
Sept. 23, 2014
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams honored eight student-athletes for their performances during the 2013-14 school year at the teams' annual awards banquet Sunday evening at the Union Sports Annex.
Senior William Koeck was named the most valuable performer on the men's team for the second season in a row, while graduated senior Carlye Schuh took home the women's MVP award for the third consecutive year.
Koeck's 2013-14 campaign was highlighted by a pair of BIG EAST individual titles in the weight throw and hammer throw, as well as an NCAA Second Team All-America nod in the weight throw. The Winneconne, Wisconsin, native was also named the Most Outstanding Men's Field Performer at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships and competed in the NCAA Indoor Championships and the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds outdoors. Koeck holds Marquette program records in the men's weight throw (21.24 meters) and the hammer throw (61.23 meters).
Schuh, a standout sprinter and long jumper, claimed individual titles in the long jump at the BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2013-14. Additionally, she was named Most Outstanding Women's Field Performer at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, where she set a school record with a long jump of 20 feet, 1/2 inch. The Appleton, Wisconsin, native also holds the program record in the outdoor long jump (20 feet, 1 1/2 inches). Schuh was invited to the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds last spring, where she placed 20th.
Redshirt senior Bret Hardin and junior Kayla Spencer were named the men's and women's most improved performers. In 2013-14, Hardin was an All-BIG EAST performer in both the weight and hammer throws and competed at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, while Spencer set a school record in the indoor 1,000 meters with a time of 2:50.21 at the BIG EAST Championships.
Sophomores John Krzyszkowski and Omo Tseumah earned the teams' freshman of the year awards for their performances during their rookie seasons. Krzyszkowski took home the BIG EAST title in the javelin throw with his program record toss of 65.31 meters and Tseumah won the BIG EAST indoor high jump championship with an MU freshman record height of 1.75 meters.
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