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.
Personal Bests (as of Sept. 2012):
Indoor- 3,000: 10:26.21
Outdoor- 3,000: 10:55.75 5,000: 18:01.98
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.
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 ... Received all A's during her high school academic career.