Marquette Concludes Action at Jack Johnson Classic

Jan. 28, 2017

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MINNEAPOLIS – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded action at the Jack Johnson Classic hosted by the University of Minnesota on Saturday.

“Pretty solid effort,” Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. “This time of the year, you have a tendency to get beat up a little bit and that’s exactly what’s happening, but we’re on the verge of some really good marks. Overall, this weekend was pretty successful.”

Beginning with the women, Alison Parker placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.22, coming behind Titania Markland by just 6-one-hundredths of a second.

Jennifer Parker turned in a third-place finish in the mile with a time of 4:54.51, while her twin sister Jessica Parker was right behind to take fourth in 4:54.63.

In the 3,000 meters, Brittney Feivor (9:43.45) and Clare McDonald (9:54.71) registered solid performances by taking fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Terica Harris featured another strong performance in the long jump with a personal-best distance of 5.94 meters (19 feet, 6 inches) to place second in the event.

In the high jump, Omo Tseumah leaped to a third-place finish with a height of 1.62 meters (5 feet, 3.75 inches). Catherine Sherwood took fifth while Breanne Marchan and Bridget Bodee each finished sixth as all three recorded the same height of 1.57 meters (5 feet, 1.75 inches).

Maya Marion turned in a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 14.12 meters (46 feet, 4 inches), while Monica Voudrie took fifth in the weight throw with a mark of 16.69 meters (54 feet, 9.25 inches).

Sprints were led by Cassy Goodrich, who took sixth place in the 60 meters with a time of 7.80 seconds, and Madison Marko (26.11 seconds) and Terica Harris (26.12 seconds), who placed fifth and sixth in the 200 meters.

Yesterday, on day one, sophomore Monique Felix won both the shot put and 800-meter events on the way to setting a new personal-best and second-place finish in the pentathlon with a score of 3,603. Gemma Tedeschi and Nicole Jaffke competed in the pole vault, placing sixth and 10th, respectively.

On the men’s side, Joshua Word (6.99 seconds) and Karl Tatum (7.03) paced MU in the 60-meter dash, taking seventh and eighth place, respectively. In the 200 meters, Brandon Bell (22.92 seconds), Sam Sagan (22.90) and Nicholas Ebert (22.92) all turned in top-10 finishes with Bell leading the way in sixth.

Ebert followed up with another strong performance in the 400 meters, taking third place with a time of 50.13 seconds.

In the 60 hurdles, Mathew Peter was Marquette’s highest finisher with a time of 8.71 seconds – good for eighth place.

The distance team was strong on the men’s side as well. In the 800 meters, Derek Gross (1:57.58) and Greg Suarez (1:57.90) placed fifth and sixth, respectively. Brad Eagan set a new personal-best in the mile with a time of 4:11.84 to take fifth place overall.

In the 3,000 meters, Daniel Pederson took fifth with a time of 8:44.16, while Ryan Burd finished right behind in sixth in a time of 8:44.53. Nate Gomoll, Jack Carpenter and Max McClelland all finished just outside the top-10.

Dwayne Dash Jr. finished in third place in the long jump with a distance of 7.18 meters (23 feet, 6.75 inches), while Daniel Armstrong turned in a fourth-place finish in the high jump with a height of 2.05 meters (6 feet, 8.75 inches). 

In the weight throw, Joel McBride and Terrance Howard each went big with personal-best and performances and all-time marks. McBride’s toss of 17.77 meters (58 feet, 3.75 inches) went for sixth place and the No. 6 mark all-time at Marquette, while Howard’s throw of 17.55 meters (57 feet, 7 inches) took seventh and was No. 8 all-time at Marquette. Brendan McKinney also threw for a personal-best, taking ninth with a distance of 16.44 meters (53 feet, 11.25 inches).

Yesterday, William Eggers put together a strong start in the heptathlon, ending day one in fourth after four events. He would finish the event in fourth and fall just shy of a personal-best with a score of 4,806.

The Golden Eagles are back in action with many competing at the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4, and others taking part at the UW-Parkside Classic in nearby Kenosha on Saturday.




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