Jack Hackett Captures Men's Mile at Meyo Invitational
Feb. 4, 2012
25th Annual Meyo Invitational
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Jack Hackett capped a solid showing by the Marquette men's and women's track and field teams at the Meyo Invitational by winning the men's mile Saturday afternoon with the third-fastest time in Marquette history. The meet, hosted by the University of Notre Dame at the Loftus Sports Center, is in its 25th year.
"It was a great meet for us in terms of moving up our all-time top-10 list and notching new personal bests," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. "Jack Hackett ran very well today in the men's mile. He was by himself for the latter stages of the race and put up a really fast time. He ran within himself and finished strong."
Hackett recorded a time of 4:06.69 to win the mile by almost two seconds. The Port Washington, Wis., native still remains behind Dave Uhrich (4:03.00) and Keith Hanson (4:04.84) in Marquette history.
In the men's 800-meter run, junior Kyle Winter improved upon his personal best and vaulted two spots up the MU top-10 list and into third place all-time with a mark of 1:50.62. That time is the second-fastest recorded by Winter, including both the indoor and outdoor campaigns.
The 1,000-meter run and sophomore Kate Hein in the 500 highlighted the first day of competition on Friday evening.
Hein notched a time of 1:16.11 in the 500 to catapult her two spots up Marquette's all-time list and into third place in program history. Hein placed 14th overall in the event.
Evan Ross and Jack Senefeld turned in impressive performances in the 1,000 with the fourth- and fifth-best times in program history, 2:26.16 and 2:27.02, respectively. Ross placed 10th in the run and Senefeld finished 11th, while Ben Schmitz crossed the finish line in 18th place in 2:29.17.
All three Marquette runners in the women's 1,000 recorded conference-qualifying times with sophomore Sarah Ball leading the way in 2:56.78 to place 14th.
Sophomore Carly Schuh bettered her PR in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 8 1/2 inches (5.70 meters) to finish 16th.
The Golden Eagles return to action Friday, Feb. 10 at the Hoosier Hills Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.