Thundering Herd Readies for Hilltopper Relays

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