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Two All-Conference Performances Help Herd Finish Strong at C-USA Championships

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HOUSTON-Marshall track and field concluded the Conference USA Outdoor Championships hosted by Rice University with 26 points earned on Sunday.

Sunday was headlined by two All-Conference USA performances. First, sophomore Christianna Dogan recorded a third place finish in the 400 meter hurdles finals with a time of 1:00.87.

Graduate senior HollyAnn Swann surprised in the 5,000 meter run and finished third out of 43 runners with a new school record time of 17:11.64. Her time took down the former school record time of 17:18.57 held by Marian Brooks since 2007.

Between Reneese Batson, Christianna Dogan, and HollyAnn Swann, the trio became the most Marshall individuals to make the All-C-USA Outdoor team in a season since 2013 when four events featured Herd All-C-USA honorees.

In addition, Batson, Dogan, and Swann were the first All-C-USA honorees in their respective events in school history.

Following the 12 combined points earned by Dogan and Swann Sunday, junior Heidi Heiniger was the next highest finisher in fifth place. Heiniger earned four team points for her top throw of 41.90 meters (137 feet, 6 inches).

Freshman Lauren Zaglifa became the first Marshall athlete in school history to clear in the pole vault at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in a sixth place finish. Zaglifa additionally bumped up her personal and school record marks to 3.66 meters (12 feet) and earned three team points.

Sophomore Denisha West and junior Melany Belot finished sixth and seventh respectively in the triple jump and earned five combined points. West's top jump was 12.34 meters (40 feet, 6 inches) and Belot's top jump was 12.30 meters (40 feet, 4.25 inches).

The 4x400 meter relay team of Christianna Dogan, Breanna Hargrove, Brandy Elysee, and Danere'a White finished eighth with a time of 3:46.25 to earn a team point.

Freshman Taylor Robinson finished eighth in the 100 meter hurdles finals with a time of 15.21 and earned a team point.

Sophomore Ericka Budd set a new personal record in the outdoor shot put and improved what was already the third best personal record in school history. She finished ninth with a top mark of 14.05 meters (46 feet, 1.25 inches).

As a team, Marshall finished 10th with 40 points. The Herd scored 43 points in a seventh place finish a season ago, but scored more points this season than it did in 2014 (28), 2015 (26), and 2016 (28).



Shot Put: Ericka Budd (9th-14.05m/46 ft. 1.25 in.)

Triple Jump: Denisha West (6th, 3 team points-12.34m/40 ft. 6 in.), Melany Belot (7th, 2 team points-12.30m/40 ft. 4.25 in.)

Pole Vault: Lauren Zaglifa (6th, 3 team points-3.66m/12 feet-New School Record)

4x100m Relay: Team of Talor Wilkerson, Brandy Elysee, Christianna Dogan, Kayla Haywood (9th-48.02)

100m Hurdles Finals: Taylor Robinson (8th, 1 team point-15.22)

Javelin: Heidi Heiniger (5th, 4 team points-41.90m/137 ft. 6 in.)

400m Hurdles Finals: Christianna Dogan (3rd, 6 team points-1:00.87)

5000m: HollyAnn Swann (3rd, 6 team points-17:11.64-New School Record), Adriana Cook (13th-18:01.72), Barkley Castro (29th-19:05.02)

4x400m Relay: Team of Christianna Dogan, Breanna Hargrove, Brandy Elysee, Danere'a White (8th, 1 team point-3:46.25)


Long Jump: Josie Raines (23rd-5.39m/17 ft. 8.25 in.), Lauren George (26th-5.29m/14 ft. 4.25 in.)

Discus Throw: Elena Marchand (11th-45.54m/149 ft. 5 in.)

1500m Prelims: Madeline Armstrong (22nd-5:07.19)

100m Hurdles Prelims: Taylor Robinson (14.22, qualified to finals), Hannah Carreon (13th-14.95), Safiyyah Mitchell (DNF)

High Jump: Sarah Bever (16th-1.61m/5 ft. 3.25 in.)

400m Prelims: Breanna Hargrove (19th-57.88), Danere'a White (21st-58.03)

100m Prelims: Kayla Haywood (21st-12.09), Talor Wilkerson (32nd-12.53)

800m Prelims: Barkley Castro (12th-2:14.59)

400m Hurdles Prelims: Christianna Dogan (1:00.66, qualified to finals)

200m Prelims: Brandy Elysee (13th-24.35)


Heptathlon Sarah Bever (9th-4593 points)

Hammer Throw: Reneese Batson (2nd, 8 team points-56.55m/185 ft. 6 in.), Hasana Clark (7th-2 team points-53.58m/175 ft. 9 in.)

10,000m: HollyAnn Swann (6th, 3 team points-37:14.09), Adriana Cook (8th, 1 team point-38:05.03)


The Herd waits to see if any athletes qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Regional. The regular season concludes with cross country to resume for the program in August.


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