Marcie Hepler Sets Two More Records

Feb. 8, 2003


Duquesne University sophomore Marcie Hepler (Vandergrift, Pa. / Kiski Area) led the women's indoor track team to five medals at Saturday's West Virginia State Farm Games held WVU's Shell Building. In addition, DU's men's indoor club squad won two medals to give the Red and Blue seven awards on the day. More than 20 teams, including West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Robert Morrris and Maryland-Baltimore County, competed in the event.

Hepler, on her way to winning two medals, set new school records in the shot put and the weight throw. Her shot put of 44 feet 2.75 inches (13.48 meters) broke the prior threshold of 43 feet 5.5 inches which Hepler set last month at the Robert Morris Invitational. This toss was good for a silver medal in the event.

In the weight throw, both Hepler and senior Lena Harris (Cleveland, Ohio / Beachwood) broke the school record of 46 feet (set by Hepler this past January 27th at the DU-RMU Throws Meet) by more than a foot. Harris' toss of 47 feet 6.5 inches (14.49 meters) was topped by Hepler's bronze medal throw of 47 feet 9.75 inches (14.57 meters). And sophomore Sarah Fetterman (Elysburg, Pa. / Southern Columbia) tied her own Duquesne record of 10 feet six inches in the pole vault.

Junior Nicole Wiley (New Castle, Del. / Padua Academy) won third place and a bronze medal in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.14 seconds. The Duquesne women's distance medley quartet also won a bronze medal for a third place finish of 12:34.73. Junior Shea McMillan (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Mt. Lebanon) secured the fifth medal for the women with a third place leap of 17 feet 10.25 inches (5.44 meters) in the long jump.

Sophomore Jeremy Snodgras (N. Huntington, PA / Greensburg C.C.), with a time of 8:55.20 in the 3,000 meters, and fellow soph. Chuck Mohan (Monroeville, PA / Gateway), with a toss of 47 feet 11 inches (14.60 meters) in the weight throw, both won bronze medals.



Duquesne's next action brings the women's indoor track and field team back to Lewisburg, PA, for the Bucknell Winter Classic on Saturday, February 15, 2003.


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