KENOSHA, Wis. –
It was an impressive start to the indoor season for the Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams at the UW-Parkside Fall Finale held inside Petretti Fieldhouse on Friday.
Stealing the spotlight was junior high jumper Daniel Armstrong
, who has likely already punched his ticket to the NCAA Indoor Championships in March. The Michigan City, Indiana, native set a lifetime-best and the No. 2 mark in the nation this year with a height of 2.21 meters (7 feet, 3 inches).
"Pretty awesome start to the season for Daniel, who, for all intents and purposes, punches his ticket to nationals," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers
said. "Overall, it was a good and a good way to wrap up the first semester. Everybody is looking forward to finals and then having some time to train before we get ready for the indoor season to start back up at the end of January."
The mark surpasses his previous best of 2.20 meters, which was enough to crack the nation's top-16 last season and qualify for his first indoor national's appearance.
On the women's side, it was a banner day for newly appointed co-captain Breanne Marchan
, who set personal-best marks and top-five all-time list marks in each the 60 and 200 meters, as well as the long jump.
Additionally, Samuel Johnson
set personal-best marks in both the long and triple jumps, taking home victories in each.
After finals conclude next week, the team enters winter break before returning to campus in January. The season resumes on Saturday, Jan. 19 with the Tierney Classic hosted by UW-Milwaukee at the Klotsche Center.
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A full list of Friday's winners
55 meters: Breanne Marchan
(7.10s) PR // #2AT
200 meters: Breanne Marchan
(25.01s) PR // #3AT
400 meters: Arianna Mansavage
600 meters: Emma Moravec
(1:34.85) PR // #4AT
5,000 meters: Sophie Bolich
55-meter hurdles: Kelsey Hunn
(8.56s) PR // #8AT
High Jump: Marin McClowry
(1.73m; 5 feet, 8 inches) PR // #5AT
Pole Vault: Julie Clayton
(3.53m; 11 feet, 7 inches)
Long Jump: Breanne Marchan
(5.78m; 18 feet, 11.75 inches) PR // #5AT
Triple Jump: Allison Chmelik
(11.41m; 37 feet, 5.25 inches)
Shot Put: Allie Flando
(13.71m; 44 feet, 11.75 inches)
Weight Throw: Allie Flando
(16.03m; 52 feet, 7.25 inches)
4x400 relay: Marquette (4:08.87)
, Arianna Mansavage
, Madison Ricciardi
, Emma Moravec
600 meters: Derek Gross
55-meter hurdles: Ross Bravo
(7.85s) PR // #9AT
High Jump: Daniel Armstrong
(2.21m; 7 feet, 3 inches) PR // #2AT
Long Jump: Samuel Johnson
(7.17m; 23 feet, 6.25 inches) PR // #5AT
Triple Jump: Samuel Johnson
(14.81m; 48 feet, 7.25 inches) PR // #3AT
Shot Put: Terrance Howard
(14.88m; 48 feet, 10 inches)
4x400 relay: Marquette (3:26.00)
, Kevin Sherwood
, AJ Catarozoli
, Daniel Bendel