Track & Field Has Solid Start at Notre Dame
Feb. 5, 2016
“We had a good start,” head coach Bert Rogers said. “Nine out of 15 people competing tying or eclipsing personal-best marks is a pretty good percentage. We had a good start tonight and we’re looking forward to some more fast times on the track tomorrow.”
Freshman sprinter Connor Boos had a solid evening after setting personal-best marks in both the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes. In the 60, the Lake in the Hills, Illinois, native registered a time of 7.01 seconds, which was the fourth-best time all-time at MU.
He followed that up with the third-fastest time in program history in the 200, crossing the finish line in a personal-best 22.13 seconds to take second in his section. His classmate, Karl Tatum ran a personal-best of 22.84 seconds in the 200.
In the 600-meter run, Anton Rice took fourth place overall with a time of 1:19.32, which was just off his personal-best of 1:19.19, which he set in the first meet of the season, also at Notre Dame. Aric Miller (1:22.41) and D.T. McDonald (1:23.19) also set lifetime-best marks in the race.
On the women’s side, junior Clare McDonald had a memorable race in the 5,000 meters after running 15 seconds faster than her previous personal-best. The Oshkosh native ran a time of 17:21.86 to take third place overall.
Alison Parker (1:37.03) and Megan Carroll (1:37.60) each turned in personal-best times in the 600-meter run, while Cassy Goodrich just missed a PR in the 200-meter dash. The Franksville native ran a time of 24.67 seconds, which was just off her personal-best and MU record of 24.59 seconds, which she set in a prelim-winning effort at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships last season.
Day two of competition will resume on Saturday with the women's 3,000 meters at 8:45 a.m. Central time. Others will compete at UW-Parkside with throwing events set for 10 a.m. and running events scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
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