Eggers Leads Golden Eagles in Final Day at UNI
Jan. 30, 2016
• Messersmith Invite Results (PDF)
In the men's mile, Mitchell Kwapick won his heat with a personal-best time of 4:24 and took ninth place overall. Meanwhiel, sophomore Alec Miller (4:17.36) and senior William Hennessy (4:21.38) finished in third and fifth place, respectively.
In his first time running the 60-meter hurdles this season, junior Joel Swanberg registered a new personal-best time of 8.48 seconds - good for No. 6 all-time at MU.
Sophomore Nick Ebert placed fifth in the 400 meters with a solid time of 50.15 seconds, while sophomore Aric Miller won his section in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.24.
Freshman Connor Boos was MU's top finisher in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.45 seconds, which was good enough to win his section and finish seventh overall.
The final event of the day for the men was the 4x400-meter relay and the team of Jay Whalen, Joshua Word, Anton Rice and Ebert ran to a time of 3:22.47 to take fifth place.
On the women's side, Marquette's lone individual victory came from sophomore standout Cassy Goodrich, who cruised to the finish line in 55.68 seconds.
Senior Nicole Ethier continued her strong start to the season. After taking first place in the 600 meters a week ago, she was able to turn in a second place finish in the 800 meters today. Her time of 2:14.14 was less than a half-second behind the winner from UNI, Brette Correy (2:13.88).
Sophomore Abigail Busse ran a lifetime-best in the mile and placed seventh with a time of 5:14.42.
In the high jump, juniors Omo Tseumah (1.63 meters/5 feet, 4 inches) and Bridget Bodee (1.58 meters/5 feet, 2 inches) turned in solid days in the high jump, leaping to fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Junior Clare McDonald was the top finisher for MU in the 3,000-meter run and finished in third place with personal-best time of 10:04.82.
The Golden Eagles will be back in action next week as they head to Notre Dame for the second time this season to take part in the Meyo Invitational. Action is slated for Friday-Saturday, Feb. 5-6.
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