March 18, 2016
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TAMPA, Fla. - The second and final day of the Bulls Invitational hosted by the University of South Florida concluded on Friday with Marquette University sophomore Maya Marion leading the way with the team's lone victory in the shot put.
Marion, who is coming off a BIG EAST indoor championship in the shot put, got her outdoor season off to a superb start with a throw of 14.20 meters (46 feet, 7.25 inches) - a personal-best and the fifth-farthest throw all-time at Marquette. She bested her previous personal record of 13.92 meters, which she set at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships last season.
Junior John Krzyszkowski came within 6 inches of his career-best and school-record in the javelin with a toss of 65.37 meters (214 feet, 6 inches) - good for second place to Chris Mirabelli (69.62 meters/228 feet, 5 inches) of Rutgers.
"It was about what we expected from the first outdoor meet," head coach Bert Rogers said at the conclusion of the team's outdoor season debut. "We had some good performances, but still have a lot to work on. We did get a lot out of the competition and will take what we have learned and continue to work."
Keely Knobbe turned in a sixth-place finish in the discus with a toss of 40.44 meters (132 feet, 8 inches) to go along with an eighth place finish in the shot put.
In the men's shot put, Maxwell Bullard turned in a fourth-place finish in the invitational division with a toss of 15.04 meters (49 feet, 4.25 inches), while Austin Stellpflug placed fourth in the open division with a distance of 13.62 meters (44 feet, 8.25 inches).
Terica Harris and Monique Felix took third and fifth place, respectively, in the triple jump. Harris leaped to a mark of 11.48 meters (37 feet, 8 inches), which was the ninth-longest jump all-time at MU. Meanwhile, Felix recorded a distance of 11.35 meters (37 feet, 3 inches).
In the men's pole vault, Will Ford took fifth place with a height of 4.60 meters (15 feet, 1 inch), followed by Vinny Martello in seventh with a jump of 4.30 meters (14 feet, 1.25 inches).
The Golden Eagles will send three athletes to the University of Central Florida on Saturday as Wally Ellenson will compete in the high jump, Dwayne Dash Jr. will take part in the long jump and Terrance Howard will enter in the discus competition.