LINCOLN, Neb. & NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Several Leathernecks recorded strong performances as Western Illinois track & field was split between meets at Nebraska and Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday.
In the high jump, Taylor finished in second with a leap of 7-00.25, behind only a Nebraska alum who was a former Olympian and NCAA champion, and ahead of jumpers from Nebraska, Missouri, Baylor, Kentucky, and more.
LaRue added a pair of top 10 finishes, finishing fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 59-08.25, to go along with an eighth-place finish in the shot put with a distance of 50-04.00.
Rounding out the competition at Nebraska was Marshall, who finished eighth in the weight throw with a toss of 61-02.75.
Highlighting Western's effort at Notre Dame was Michael Castel who made his season debut in the 3,000-meter run, finishing 12th out of 42 in 8:30.02, a time that places him fourth in program history in the event.
Glenn Powell finished 19th of 49 in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.26.
The Leathernecks will compete in another two-day meet next weekend as they travel to Iowa State on Friday and Saturday.