WHITEWATER, Wis. - The MSOE women's track and field team headed to UW-Whitewater to participate at the Rex Foster Twilight Invitational Friday evening, looking to improve on their week one results. Kendall Marks (Quincy, Ill. / Quincy Senior) did her part on the track side while several student-athletes paced the field participants in the non-team scored event.
The freshman Marks is already making a name for herself, breaking a school outdoor record last week before winning her first career race this time around. Marks finished first in the 1500 meter run with a time of 5:16.18, two second faster than her closest competitor. Patty Bray (Monticello, Minn. / Monticello) also had a nice performance, coming in sixth during the 800-meter run.
Bianca Trombley (Elkhorn, Wis. / Elkhorn Area) was the senior to watch in the field events. Not only did she place fifth in the 100-meter hurdles, Trombley ended up second in the triple jump. Both of these performances were personal bests, increasing her high jump mark by 1 centimeter while shaving .05 second off her hurdles time. Those personal records were just two of the 24 set during the evening, which also included two collegiate bests. Rachael Kundrot (Fox River Grove, Ill. / Cary-Grove) also had a good showing, coming in ninth during the shot put and fourth in the discus throw. Michaela Baraglia (Algonquin, Ill. / Jacobs) (high jump) and Maia Heineck (Holmen, Wis. / Holmen) (javelin throw) pulled their weight, helping the team out with top five finishes.
Next up will be the Benedictine Invitational next Friday and Saturday (April 12-13), which happens to be their only two day event before the NACC Outdoor Championships.