Track & Field Concludes Day One and Two at HL Championships
May 3, 2014
YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO - After a two-hour rain delay on Saturday morning, the Flames finished the second day of competition with the men's team in fourth-place earning 33 points and women's squad in fifth-place with 17 points.
“We got off to a great start on the 2nd day, as Matt Marzahl turned in a remarkable performance in the Decathlon,” said head coach Jim Knoedel. "He has been injured for the past four weeks, yet managed to put together impressive marks for the second-place finish."
Marzahl placed first in the men's discus throw with a recorded mark of 37.13 meters, beating his nearest opponent by nearly five meters.
Freshman Pawel Klimek competed in the men's pole vault competition placing second, with a mark of 4.42 meters.
“Pawel showed his mettle in the face of wind and rain to put together two personal records, he is a very tough competitor and I’m very proud of his finish,” said Knoedel.
On the women's side, Rebecca Zaiter dominated in the 800-meter run, crossing the finish line in 2:16.76 to capture second-place
In the field, junior LaTreesha Washington competed in the pole vault, recording a mark of 3.3 meters, and securing third-place.
Day 1 Recap:
The UIC's track & field teams ended day one at the 2014 Outdoor Horizon League Championships, with the women's squad in fourth-place earning 9 points.
Junior Tess Ehrhardt secured second-place in the 10,000-meter run, crossing the finish line with a time of 35:40.00.
“Tess broke another school record with her second-place finish in the 10,000-meter run," said Knoedel. “An amazing finish considering it was her first time running the event."
On the men's side, Senior Graham and Marzahl began competition in the men's Decathlon.
Graham took top honors in the 100-meter dash finishing in just 11.50 seconds. Graham also placed first in the long jump, with a mark of 5.99 meters.
Marzahl recorded a mark of 1.95 meters in the men's high jump, securing first place. He also participated in the shot put, taking second- place, throwing a distance of 11.28 meters.
The Flames will continue the final day of competition at the HL Championships tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m., beginning with the men's hammer throw and triple jump, and women's high jump finals. Live Results can be found at this link.