Strong Day One for @HerdTFXC at Wake Forest Open
Butler wins triple jump
Winston-Salem, N.C. – The Marshall University track and field team wrapped up a successful day one at the Wake Forest Open in Winston-Salem Friday.
Junior Antonique Butler claimed the Herd’s lone win on the day in the triple jump, with a jump of 12.58 meters. Freshman Lauren George placed fourth (11.79m), while sophomore Danielle Wright finished ninth (11.37m).
Senior Asia Bange placed third in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.87 seconds. Senior Alexandra Phares also had a top ten finish in the 5,000 meter run, placing sixth (17:45.06). Junior Hope Julmiste placed sixth in the 100 meter dash, sprinting a time of 11.83.
Freshman Sarah Bever was the Herd’s highest finisher in the high jump, finishing in a tie for seventh with a leap of 1.58m.
In throwing competitions, freshman Elena Marchand finished 15th in shot put, with a throw of 12.93m. Fellow freshman Hasana Clark placed 22nd in hammer throw (42.53), while junior Mercedes Dowell was 24th (41.83).
"We had a very good day led by Antonique Butler's win in the triple jump with a lifetime best that could get her into the first round of the NCAA championships,” Marshall coach Jeff Small said. “Asia Bange's 3rd place finish was another highlight with a great early season time. Lifetime bests were also recorded by Lauren George, Hope Julmiste and Alex Phares."