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Track & Field: Marquette Men & Women Both Finish Second At Big East Indoor Championships

The men's team came away with four individual titles, including Wally Ellenson breaking the Big East record in the high jump.

Marcell KirkmanBey was one of three Golden Eagles to bring home an individual title.
Marcell KirkmanBey was one of three Golden Eagles to bring home an individual title.
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This past weekend, Marquette competed at the Big East Indoor Track & Field Championships in New York City.  It was a memorable weekend for the program, as both the men's and women's teams posted their best ever team finishes.  Both squads finished in second place, with both squads landing behind Villanova in the final standings.

The men's squad finished with three athletes winning four individual championships.  Marcell KirkmanBey won the 60 meter hurdles, Joel Swanberg won both the pole vault and the heptathlon, and Wally Ellenson won the high jump.  Ellenson set a new Big East record in his event, clearing 7 feet, 3.25 inches, and as a result, Ellenson was named the Most Outstanding Field Performer for the entire meet.

Here's video of KirkmanBey & Ellenson winning their events, along with Swanberg clearing the bar in the pole vault section of the heptathlon, courtesy of GoMarquette.com:

You can check out the full rundown of all of Marquette's performances, which includes a number of personal bests across the board, right here on GoMarquette.com.