Marquette Track and Field Wraps up Day One in Minnesota
Jan. 30, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field squads wrapped up their first day of action at the Jack Johnson Classic on Friday evening at the University of Minnesota with a long day of action on the docket for Saturday.
Freshman Cassy Goodrich, who set the Marquette women’s 300-meter dash record on Jan. 23 at Milwaukee, placed sixth in the 200 with a time of 25.16 seconds, just under two-tenths of a second off a new personal best. In addition to her top 300 mark at MU, Goodrich also sits second all-time in the 200 and eighth in the 60.
Sophomore Dwayne Dash Jr. was sixth in the men’s invitational long jump with a leap of 6.82 meters (22-4.50) on his fifth attempt. Vertical jumper Omaru Abdulahi also competed in the open long jump and was 11th at a distance of 6.18 meters, followed closely by freshman Djdade Denson.
John Kaplan finished as runner-up in the open pole vault by clearing a top height of 4.47 meters (14-8).
In the multi-events, freshman Erica Wanie finished 18th in the pentathlon with 2,837 points, while junior Taylor Keating is 22nd with 2,584 points. On the men’s side, Joel Swanberg, Brett Tobin, Jordan Smith and William Eggers are through four events of the heptathlon, which will conclude on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles resumes competition in Minneapolis at 9:30 a.m. with the women’s weight throw and will conclude competition following the men’s 4x400-meter relay at 6 p.m.
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