Golden Eagles Finish Day Two at Meyo Invitational
Feb. 6, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Competition at the 23rd annual Meyo Invitational concluded Saturday afternoon for the Marquette University track and field squads in Notre Dame, Ind.
"Jack (Hackett) ran well today and we got a lot of good stuff from the runners in the 800, mile and the 3k," head coach Bert Rogers said. "Our goal coming in was to get some good things accomplished on the track."
Sophomore Jack Hackett improved his personal best in the mile with a time of 4:08.97 to sit fifth in school history in the event. Junior Peter Bolgert and freshman Patrick Maag also recorded personal bests with times of 4:14.46 and 4:17.66, respectively.
In the 400-meter dash, sophomore Stephanie Grant recorded another BIG EAST qualifying mark with a time of 58.17 seconds. Grant also competed Friday in the 500 meters.
Senior Sarah Verdoliva recorded a season-best time of 2:14.80 in the 800-meter run to finish 32nd.
In the 3,000-meter run, senior Jayne Grebinski who owns the third-best time in MU history became the first MU runner to break 10 minutes in the event this season with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 9:49.05.
The women's triple jump saw junior Alyssa Davis reach a BIG EAST mark for the third consecutive meet with a leap of 11.41 meters (37 feet, 5.25 inches).
The Golden Eagles return to action in one final meet before the 2010 BIG EAST Indoor Championships on Friday at the Hoosier Hills Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.