Marshall places third in Chipotle Invitational


Ryan Fischer

Women's track meet on February 13, 2016.

Marshall University’s track and field team placed third in the Chipotle Marshall Invitational Saturday at Jeff Small Track and Chris Cline Athletic Complex.

The team achieved several program and meet records in the competition.

In track events, Marshall senior Asia Bange performed well in her final home meet, setting a school and meet record in her 60-meter hurdle win.

Freshman Elisabeth Paulina joined Bange in breaking school and meet records, posting a time of 55.34 in the 40-yard dash to get the victory.

The Herd also picked up a win in the 4X400-meter relay team of Paulina, Breanna Hargrove, Naja Greer and senior Shanice Johnson.

Johnson also earned a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.05. Junior Hope Julmiste rounded out Marshall’s top five finishes in track events, placing fourth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.63.

“I thought we had a really good day,” head coach Jeff Small said. “With Asia winning the hurdles and Elisabeth in the 400, we looked strong on the track.”

In field events, senior Karena Fulks and junior Antonique Butler each earned second-place finishes in the long jump and triple jump with scores of 5.56 meters and 12.36 meters, respectively.

Freshman Elena Marchand placed fourth in the shot put with a high throw of 14.02 meters. Her fellow freshman teammate Sarah Bever finished in a tie for sixth place in the high jump with a score of 1.6 meters.

“All in all, I thought the meet went well and our volunteers and officials did a great job putting it together in a very high-quality meet,” Small said.

The Herd will head to Columbus, Ohio Friday to compete in the Ohio State Buckeye Tune-Up.