The Marshall University women’s track and field team begins its 2011 outdoor campaign this weekend as the Thundering Herd will partake in the Bulls Invitational hosted by the University of South Florida.
Coming off a solid indoor season, the Herd looks to carry that momentum into the outdoor season as many student-athletes set career marks. Vanessa Jules set a school record in the high jump as she cleared 5-9 in the first meet of the season, while transfers Elaine Derricott and Jasia Richardson also had standout season.
Derricott posted the top mark in MU program history for the heptathlon, while Richardson finished third at the C-USA Indoor Championship meet in the long jump.
Molly Grove will continue to lead the way for the throwers as she put up a fantastic indoor season, along with freshman Amanda Hottenstein.
Heading into the outdoor season means NCAA participant and school record Amanda Kennedy will see action as she looks to make her way back to nationals in the javelin, which is only an outdoor event.
Also participating at the Bulls Invitational will be: Central State, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State, Kentucky, Marquette, Michigan, Minnesota, North Florida, Princeton, Rutgers, Tampa, UMass-Lowell and Wooster.