Golden Eagles Show Well at Notre Dame & Parkside
Feb. 4, 2017
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up action with solid performances at the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame and swept both team titles at the Ranger Classic hosted by UW-Parkside on Saturday.
“Overall, pretty good stuff this weekend,” said Marquette head coach Bert Rogers. “This meet is always a good opportunity to come out and put up some fast marks and that’s what we did. We have some things we need to work on the last few weeks before BIG EAST, but I think we answered some questions and now we’re looking forward to next week at Grand Valley.”
On the women’s side at Notre Dame, Jessica Parker kicked things off with a personal-best in the mile, taking second place in her heat with a time of 4:50.62 and setting the fifth-fastest time in Marquette history.
Cassy Goodrich ran the fastest 400 meters in the BIG EAST Conference this season, cruising to a time of 54.98 seconds – good for 15th out of 68 competitors.
Alison Parker turned in a season-best time of 2:11.88 to take third place in her heat in the 800 meters. She also ran the anchor leg on the 4x400-meter relay, teaming up with Madison Marko, Monique Felix and Terica Harris to run a season-best time of 3:52.67.
At Parkside Marquette dominated with 263 points, outscoring second-place and host UW-Parkside which finished with 90. Omo Tseumah won the high jump with a season-best leap of 1.70 meters (5 feet, 7 inches), which currently ranks atop the BIG EAST.
Also at Parkside, Catherine Sherwood long jumped to a big personal-best of 5.62 meters (18 feet, 5.25 inches) and Marquette swept the top-three spots in the 400 meters with Lindsay Billig leading the way with a personal-best time of 1:00.65, followed by Evelyn Granados and Alex Goodrich.
Meghan Carroll led a top-four sweep for MU in the 800 meters, falling just short of a personal-best with a time of 2:17.79. The next three spots were occupied by Kalina Gardiner, Mary Hanson and Erica Wanie.
Maya Marion had a solid performance in the field, taking first in the shot put and second in the weight throw. Teammate Monica Voudrie took first place in the weight throw mark that fell shy of her season-best mark of 17.02 meters.
Nicholas Ebert took second in his heat in the 400 meters with a time of 49.55 seconds.
Also at Notre Dame, William Ford jumped to seventh place in the pole vault with a mark of 4.53 meters (14 feet, 10.25 inches). Meanwhile, Daniel Armstrong had another strong performance in the high jump, tying for ninth place with a mark of 2.03 meters (6 feet, 8 inches).
The Marquette men also performed well at Parkside, outscoring second place and host UW-Parkside 153-141.
Max McClelland led a dominating race for MU in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:54.85 that fell just two-hundredths off his season-best mark. Following closely behind were Ryan Dvornik, Matthew Cavanaugh, Tom Wentworth and Grand von der Lippe.
The Golden Eagles will head to Allendale, Michigan on Friday, Feb. 10, to compete at the Grand Valley State University BIG Meet.
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