WAUKESHA, Wis. – Marian University track and field competed at the Pioneer Open, hosted by Carroll University, to open the outdoor portion of their season.

Kenneth Equitz had the highlight of the day for Marian besting his previous program record in the discus with a throw of 34.45 meters.  Liam Schalk had a strong meet in his first action as a Sabre finishing ninth in the 400-meter with a time of 57.83 seconds.  He also earned a 14th-place finish in the 200-meter after finishing in 24.66 seconds.

Amber Hager led the way for the women improving upon her times in both the 1,500-meter and 800-meter runs.  In the 1,500-meter, she would finish in 20th place at 5:50.70, and finished in 2:49.33 in the 800-meter to earn 14th-place.  Both marks still serve as the fourth-fastest times in program history.  Taylor Keen also competed in the 1,500-meter finishing with a time of 6:15.91.

Marian travels to the Warrior Invitational Thursday, April 14 at 10 a.m., hosted by Wisconsin Lutheran.