William Koeck and Elisia Meyle were able to notch notable breakthrough performances at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio to earn Marquette's Track and Field Performances of the Week for March 30.
Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2014):
Indoor- 3,000: 10:13.60 5,000: 17:17.16 (No. 9 all-time at MU)
2013-14: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Jr.):Competed in the 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters during the 2013-14 indoor campaign... Placed 16th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 22) in the 3,000 meters with a personal-best time of 10:13.60 ...Recorded a second-place finish at the UWM Triangular (Jan. 17) with a time of 10:18.81... Notched a personal record and a No. 9 spot on the program's all-time list in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:17.16 at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7). Outdoor (Jr.):Competed in the 10,000-meter run ... Notched a first place finish at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 28) with a time of 36:46.22 ... Had her personal-best time of 36:27.58 at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 17). Cross Country (Jr.): Competed insix of sevenmeetson the season ... Recorded a personal-best 6k time of 21:51 at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 18) ... Recorded a 6k time of 22:20 at the BIG EAST Championships (Nov. 2) to place 33rd overall and third on MU ... Marquette's fourth finisher (81st overall) at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships with a 6k time of 22:09.
2012-13: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (So.): Participated in the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters during the 2012-13 indoor campaign... Posted a new personal-best in the 3,000 with a time of 10:20.38 at the Bill Bergan Invite (Jan. 26)... Finished third at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational (Dec. 7) in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:29.00... Recorded a new personal-best in the 5,000 meters at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 8) with a time of 17:40.86 ...2013 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (So.): Competed in the 10,000 meters during the 2013 outdoor campaign... Posted a new personal-best, a BIG EAST qualifying mark and a first-place finish at the Oliver Nikoloff Invite with a time of 36:47.77... Qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 18) with a time of 36:52.44... Placed 18th at the BIG EAST outdoor meet with a time of 37:59.98 in the 10k at Rutgers ...2013 Outdoor Performance List. Cross Country (So.): Competed in three races for the 2012 season... Was Marquette's top finisher at the 5k NIU Huskie Open (Sept. 7) with a time of 18:17.67, earning sixth place overall... Earned a personal best at the 5k National Catholic Championship (Sept. 14) with a time of 18:14.12, earning 19th overall (second for Marquette)... Came in 76th overall (eighth for Marquette) at the 6k BIG EAST Cross Country Championships (Oct. 26) for a time of 23:39.97... 2012 XC Performance List.
2011-12: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Fr.): Meyle focused on the 3,000-meter run during the indoor season ... Notched a personal-best run of 10:26.21 in the 3,000 at the Bill Bergan Invitational (Jan. 28) ... Finished eighth at the Hoosier Hill Invitational (Feb. 10) with a time of 10:28.21 ... Placed fifth at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 14) ... Also competed in the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4) and the Milwaukee Dual (Jan. 20) meet...2012 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (Fr.): Meyle competed in the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter run during the outdoor campaign, including three times in the 5,000 ... Competed at the USA Track & Field Junior Championships in the 5k, recording a 10th-place finish in 17:52.60 ... Notched a personal-best time of 17:24.89 in the 5,000 at the Dr. Keeler Invitational (May 11) ... Placed fourth at the Marquette Invitational (Apr. 28) with a time of 18:01.98 ... Competed in the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (Mar. 31) ... Also participated in the 3,000 once at the Milwaukee Dual (Apr. 5) meet...2012 Outdoor Performance List. Cross Country (Fr.):Was Marquette's top finisher at the final four meets during her freshman season ... Recorded a season-best 6k time of 22:01.3 to pace MU and finish 55th overall at the 2011 BIG EAST Conference Coss Country Championships (Oct. 29) in Louisville ... Led MU at the 2011 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships in Toledo, Ohio with a time of 22:03.1 to finish 75th overall on Nov. 12 ... Marquette's top finisher at the Bradley Classic on Oct. 14 with a time of 22:15.49 to placed 30th ... Recorded a season-best 5k time of 18:24.26 to place 89th overall and lead MU at the Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 1) ... Was MU's fourth finisher at both the Wisconsin Badger Opener (Sept. 9) and the National Catholic Invitational (Sept. 16) ...2011 Cross Country Performance List.
High School:Meyle earned four letters in both cross country and track and field as a student-athlete at West Aurora High School, where she served as cross country captain as a senior in 2010 ... Helped track and field team to conference championships in 2009 and 2011 and sectional titles in 2010 and 2011 ... Also helped cross country team to the sectionals during final three years ... Was an all-conference performer in the 3,200-meter run as a senior and a state qualifier, where she placed 19th ... Given the Blackhawks' most valuable runner award in cross country in 2008 and 2009 and the coaches' award in track in 2009 ... Recipient of rookie of the year and top newcomer awards in cross country and track and field, respectively, as a freshman in 2007-08 ... Holds a personal record of 5:22.9 in the 1,600 ... Received all As during her high school academic career.
Personal:Meyle was born in Aurora, Ill., and is the oldest daughter of Randy and Linnea Meyle ... Has two younger sisters, Greta and Hannah ... Mother ran track and cross country at Murray State ... Majors in biochemistry and molecular biology.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships 2014- 3,000-meter run: 16th (10:13.60) 5,000-meter run:14th (17:42.45) BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2014- 10,000-meter run: 12th (37:24.79) 2013- 10,000-meter run: 18th (37:59.98)