Herd Track and Field Set for Hilltopper Relays
Competes Friday and Saturday at Western Kentucky
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall track and field team hits the midway point of its 2016 outdoor season, competing at the Hilltopper Relays hosted by Western Kentucky University on Friday and Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky.
This is the first trip for Marshall to a meet hosted by a fellow Conference USA member this season, indoor and outdoor.
Last week, the Herd competed at two meets, the Cherry Blossom Invitational at Ohio University and the Pepsi Florida Relays, hosted by the University of Florida.
The Herd picked up one win at the Cherry Blossom, with sophomore Melany Belot winning the 400-meter hurdles (1:09.49).
Marshall also had three second-place performances, with two coming from freshman Kayla Haywood, in the 100m dash (12.57 seconds) and 200m dash (26.68).
At the Florida Relays, the Herd’s top result came from freshman Elena Marchand, with a ninth-place toss in shot put (13.62m). Another Herd freshman with a big finish was Heidi Heiniger, who finished 14th in the javelin throw (42.26m). Junior Antonique Butler earned 16th place in the triple jump (12.32m).
“There is always great competition at the Hilltopper Relays,” Marshall coach Jeff Small said. “We look forward to heading to Bowling Green and getting started on Friday.
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.