Herd Track and Field Completes Hilltopper Relays
Bange wins 100m Hurdles at Western Kentucky
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall track and field team wrapped up the Hilltopper Relays Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky.
The Herd picked up one win, with senior Asia Bange winning the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 13.78 seconds. She was the only runner to run faster than 14 seconds in the event.
Senior Alexandra Phares also had a good weekend for The Herd with two top-10 finishes, finishing third in the 3000m run (10:16.28) and ninth in the 1500m run (4:44.37).
Other top-10 finishes in running events included senior Shanice Johnson, who finished ninth in the 400-meter run with a time of 57.33, and junior Amber Govey, who finished 10th in the 3000m Steeplechase, with a time of 12:06.78.
In field events, freshman Elena Marchand finished sixth in the shot put, with a longest throw of 13.57m, and ninth in the discus (43.00m longest throw). Fellow freshman Hasana Clark finished 11th in the shot put (12.58m).
“Overall the meet went well,” Marshall assistant Travis Coleman said. “Our athletes did a great job of working through some less than desirable weather to make some finals in the field events and run competitively in their races lead by Seniors Alex Phares with a 3rd place finish in the 3k and Asia Bange running the second fastest time of her life in the hurdles.”
The Herd returns to action next Friday and Saturday at the Catamount Classic, hosted by Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. Follow Marshall track and field on Twitter @HerdTFXC.