Track & Field Has Solid Start at Notre Dame

Connor Boos
Feb. 5, 2016


The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams completed day one at the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame on Friday night inside the Loftus Sports Center.

“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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