School Records by Tedeschi, Goodrich Pace MU at UWM
Jan. 21, 2017
MILWAUKEE – In the team’s first meet of the new year, both the men and women went 4-0 to sweep duals against Loyola-Chicago, UIC, Chicago State and host UW-Milwaukee at the John Tierney Classic on Saturday. Gemma Tedeschi (pole vault) and Cassy Goodrich (300 meters) highlighted the day’s performances, each setting school records.
“We had some very good performances by both squads today and a number of good things happened,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “I really thought we competed hard. First meet back after the new year can be a little rusty, but we still had some really good performances. We broke a couple school records, a couple facility records and set a number of top-10 marks. I’m proud of everyone and we’re looking forward to next weekend at Minnesota.”
Tedeschi vaulted to a school and Klotsche Center facility record of 3.92 meters (12 feet, 10.25 inches) en route to the victory. It ranks as the top mark in the BIG EAST this season by more than a foot. Meanwhile, Goodrich bested her meet record from 2015 to register a new personal best in the 300-meter dash with a time of 39.48 seconds.
Also setting a facility record and claiming the new top spot in the BIG EAST this season was Maya Marion in the shot put, who launched a winning throw of 14.58 meters (47 feet, 10 inches) and set a personal-best and No. 3 mark all-time at Marquette in the process.
In the long jump, Monique Felix and Terica Harris placed swept the top-two places in the long jump with identical leaps of 5.74 meters (18 feet, 10 inches), tying the No. 5 mark all-time. Harris also set a personal best in the triple jump, winning the event with the second-longest distance all-time at Marquette of 12.12 meters (39 feet, 9.25 inches).
MU continued its dominance in the women’s field events with Monica Voudrie winning the weight throw with a toss of 16.10 meters (52 feet, 10 inches). Breanne Marchan finished runner-up in the high jump with a season best mark of 1.62 meters (5 feet, 3.75 inches).
On the men’s side, William Ford continued MU’s winning ways with a top mark in the pole vault of 4.51 meters (14 feet, 9.5 inches). Dwayne Dash Jr. (7.18 meters/23 feet, 6.75 inches) placed runner-up in the long jump, while Cory Cegelski (7.09 meters/23 feet, 3.25 inches) set a personal best and took third place.
Joel McBride was the top placing collegiate in the men’s weight throw with a toss of 16.55 meters (54 feet, 3.75 inches). Meanwhile, Daniel Armstrong took third place in the high jump with a strong mark of 2.05 meters (6 feet, 8.75 inches).
On the track, in addition to her record in the 300-meter dash, Goodrich also won the 60-meter dash with a season-best of 7.72 seconds. Harris took third with a new personal best and No. 9 mark all-time at MU with a time of 7.79 seconds.
Clare McDonald won the mile with a time of 5:02.66, while Brittney Feivor (5:05.17) and Mary Hanson (5:06.23) finished right behind in second and third place, respectively. Alison Parker won the 600-meter run with a personal best time of 1:36.77 and Meghan Carroll finished right behind with a time of 1:37.28.
Jennifer Parker followed up with a win in the 3000 meters, turning in a time of 10:06.55 that was just off her personal best mark.
For the men, Brad Eagan recorded the lone win on the track with a personal best time of 8:41.43 in the 3,000 meters.
Connor Boos took second in the 60-meter dash with a season best time of 7.01 seconds, while Brandon Bell (7.02 seconds) and Karl Tatum (7.04 seconds) followed up in third and fourth place, respectively. Boos also finished in third place in the 300-meter dash with a time of 36.26 seconds. In the 60-meter hurdles, Mathew Peter was the Marquette’s top finisher with a time of 8.60 seconds.
Another strong performance in the mile by Alec Miller, who was nipped at the line to take second place in a time of 4:14.16. Greg Suarez turned in a solid race in the 600-meter run to take fourth place in a time of 1:23.58.
The meet concluded with the 4x400-meter relays and both the men and women turned in second place finishes. The men (Connor Boos, Chris Van Saders, Sam Sagan, Nicholas Ebert) clocked in at 3:26.57 , while the women (Arra Strong, Madison Marko, Terica Harris, Cassy Goodrich) finished behind UW-Milwaukee (3:57.83) by the narrowest of margins with a time of 3:57.84.
The Golden Eagles are back in action next week when they head to Minneapolis to take part in the Jack Johnson Invitational hosted by Minnesota.
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