Goodrich Highlights Action at Notre Dame, UW-Parkside

Alec Miller set the No. 2 all-time mark in the men's 800-meter run.
Feb. 6, 2016

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Sophomore Cassy Goodrich broke the 16-year-old school-record in the 400-meter dash and the Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded action at Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame and the UW-Parkside Classic in Somers, Wisconsin.

It was almost a year ago to the day at the same meet that Goodrich set the freshman record in the 400-meter dash and today she eclipsed the all-time mark with a time of 54.72 seconds to place seventh out of 67 competitors on the Loftus Sports Center indoor track. The Franksville native now has the third-fastest time in the BIG EAST this season after eclipsing Jennifer Batie's previous record of 55.00 seconds back in 2000.

“We had a very successful weekend with a number of big time performances,” head coach Bert Rogers said. “Most notably was Cassy, who ran a very impressive time. Also, Alec [Miller] in the 800, whose time was No. 2 all-time, was impressive.

“I feel like we definitely took some steps forward with a number of PRs at both Notre Dame and the meet at UW-Parkside and we’re looking for to next week in Michigan,” Rogers added.

There were several other notable performances at the Meyo Invite, including Nicole Ethier’s 800-meter run time of 2:11.33, which was third-fastest in MU history. That was good for 17th place out of more than 70 competitors.

In the men’s 800, sophomore Alec Miller placed fifth overall out of 60 runners to finish with a personal-best time of 1:50.07, good for No. 2 all-time.

Jessica Parker ran a 2-second PR in the mile of 4:53.35, which ranks No. 8 all-time at MU. Kayla Spencer was a few second behind, running her fastest race in the event since 2014.

Both the men’s and women’s 4x400-meter relay teams set all-time marks. On the men’s side, the team of Connor Boos, Anton Rice, Jay Whalen and Nicholas Ebert registered the No. 2 all-time mark of 3:15.58. Meanwhile, the women’s team of Arra Strong, Anna Strong, Ethier and Goodrich recorded the No. 10 all-time mark of 3:50.24.

At the UW-Parkside Classic, several of Marquette’s top throwers and jumpers were featured, including Monica Voudrie, who set the freshman record in the weight throw with a toss of 15.81 meters (51-10.5 feet) – besting Jessica Ehlen’s mark from 2005 of 15.64 meters.

Sophomore Maya Marion finished one spot ahead of Voudrie in second place with a toss of 16.33 meters (53-07 feet), which was good for No. 8 all-time at MU. She did one better in the shot put, winning the even with a toss of 13.90 meters (45-7.25 feet) - just off her personal-best.

In the pole vault, Nicole Jaffke also took second place on the women’s side with a height of 3.71 meters (11-3.75 feet). For the men, Will Ford also placed second with the No. 3 jump all-time and a personal-best mark of 4.75 meters (15-7 feet). Vinny Martello also set a personal-best with a registered the No. 5 mark all-time with a jump of 4.65 meters (15-3 feet).

Catherine Sherwood set a personal-best and placed second in the long jump with a leap of 5.44 meters (17-10.5 feet), while Tatyana Pashibin finished one spot behind with a leap of 5.37 meters (17-7.5 feet).

Both sides swept the men’s and women’s triple jump as Alex Halloway leapt to a winning mark of 13.61 meters (44-8 feet). Allison Chmelik set a personal-best mark with a winning jump of 11.38 meters (37-4 feet), which was good for No. 10 all-time at MU.

Marquette will be back in action next week as it heads to Allendale, Michigan for the annual GVSU Big Meet, set for Friday, Feb. 12.




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