Porter Breaks School Record as @HerdTFXC Completes Busy Weekend
Team wraps up meets at UVA and Duke
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—The Marshall University track and field team wrapped up a busy weekend with athletes competing at two separate meets hosted by ACC schools Duke and Virginia.
At the University of Virginia Challenge, where the majority of Herd athletes competed, one school record went down. Senior Andrea Porter broke the school record in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:54.63. The time is currently the third fastest in Conference USA, and breaks the school record set by Kelley Mortakis in 2013 of 11:10.01.
The duo was also the team’s top finishers in another event, the 100 meter hurdles. Derrow (14.78) and Bever (14.81) finished back-to-back in 23rd and 24th place, respectively. Freshman Safiyyah Mitchell finished in 31st (14.95) and senior Danielle Wright finished in 33rd (15.17).
In the javelin throw invite, graduate senior Alexis Montes finished fourth with a throw of 156 feet, 3 inches (47.64 meters).
In the open javelin throw, sophomore Heidi Heiniger finished seventh with a throw of 127 feet, 10 inches (38.96 meters).
Sophomore Hasana Clark finished seventh in the open shot put with a mark of 41 feet, 7 inches (12.67 meters).
Freshman Christiana Dogan finished 27th in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:05.90.
UVA CHALLENGE: Sophomore Elena Marchand recorded the highest individual finish as she finished fourth in the discus throw with a mark of 158 feet 10.7 inches (48.43 meters).
Fellow sophomore Hasana Clark competed first and got the weekend started with a throw of 167 feet 2.7 inches (50.97 meters) in an eighth place finish in the hammer throw.
In the 400 meter dash, freshman Danere’a White finished 22nd with a time of 57.31.
In the 800m run, junior Barkley Castro missed the school record by just over 2 seconds, running in 2:14.52.
Next weekend the Herd will send athletes to the historic Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Follow the team on Twitter @HerdTFXC for more this week leading up to the meet. #OneHerd