Thundering Herd Readies for Hilltopper Relays


Junior Kelley Mortakis will run the 1500m at WKU on Saturday

Junior Kelley Mortakis will run the 1500m at WKU on Saturday

April 13, 2012

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Fresh-off a win against Ohio in last weekend’s dual meet, the Thundering Herd track and field team will travel to Western Kentucky University for the Hilltopper Relays on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Charles M. Ruter Track and Field Complex.

Throwers Elizabeth Barnhart and Amanda Hottenstein will start the event by competing in the hammer toss at 10:30 a.m., and All-Conference athlete Vanessa Jules – who broke Marshall’s outdoor high jump record at Ohio last Saturday – will compete in that same event this time around also at 10:30 a.m.

Jasia Richardson will compete in the long and triple jumps at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., respectively, Elaine Derricott will make her return in the shot put at 1:30 p.m., and Leslie Thomas will run in the 1500m and 3000m races beginning around 1:30 p.m. Amanda Kennedy – another one of Marshall’s record-breaking athletes – will look to eclipse her own school record for the fourth time this season when she competes in the javelin throw at 12:30 p.m.

The Hilltopper Relays will be Marshall’s fourth outdoor event of the spring and marks the halfway point of the outdoor season with just three more meets remaining before the C-USA Championships take place in New Orleans from May 11-14. A schedule of events for Saturday’s Hilltopper Relays may be viewed by clicking below.

Schedule of Events