Track Concludes Action at Notre Dame and Parkside

MU's Kathryn Koeck
Feb. 7, 2015

Meyo Results (PDF) | Parkside Classic Results (PDF) 

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up this weekend's competition at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Indiana and at the Wisconsin-Parkside Classic in Somers, Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon.

"It was a very successful weekend for us," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. "We came in with certain expectations, including in the women's distance medley relay, which set a new school record and won the meet (at Meyo) yesterday. We had some exciting performances and competed well across to board with athletes doing well today at Parkside as well."

That women's distance medley relay team of Jessica Parker, Cassy Goodrich, Jennifer Parker, and Kellie Greenwood recorded a time of 11:32.69 to best thirteen other teams on Friday evening and top the second-place finishing Toledo Rockets by nearly three seconds.

Jessica Parker notched a 2:32 in the 1,200 meters, Goodrich a mark of 54.9 seconds in the 400, Jennifer Parker a 2:14 in the 800, while Greenwood brought the Blue and Gold home with a 4:51.

Goodrich again turned an impressive performance on Saturday, notching a time of 55.18 in the 400-meter run. Goodrich's time of 55.18 second is now the No. 2 all-time mark in program history and the best time ever by any Marquette freshman. The Franksville, Wisconsin native's mark earned her a 13th-place finish in a field of over 70 competitors. Teammate Anna Strong also finished in the top 50, claiming a 29th place finish for MU.



In the women's 4x400-meter relay, Marquette's unit of Arra Strong (57.5), Anna Strong (55.6), Terica Harris (58.8) and Goodrich (56.6) finished with a time of 3:48.70, which now ranks as the program's third-fastest time ever.

Krista McClure and Meghan Carroll both registered personal-best finishes in the women's 800-meter run.

The lone non-runner participating at the Meyo Invitational for MU was Wally Ellenson, who turned in another excellent performance in the high jump for the Golden Eagles. Ellenson cleared 7 feet 0.50 inches (2.15 meters) to win the event title, claiming the No.1 spot in a field of 15 high jumpers.

Anton Rice and Aric Miller each recorded top-30 finishes in the men's 800, with Rice finishing in a personal-best 1:52.56 en route to a 20th place finish. Miller's 1:53.13 finish was also a personal best. Freshman Alec Miller recorded a personal-best 4:10.23 en route to a top 25 finish in the prestigious Meyo mile run.

The men's 4x400-meter relay squad of Nick Ebert, Glenn Lawrence Jr., Alec Miller and Rice ran a season-best 3:19.93.

Meanwhile at the Parkside Classic, Marquette also put forth a strong showing, showcasing the talent of its throwers and jumpers.

Dwayne Dash Jr. came up big in the long jump, claiming the event title with a personal-best bound of 7.01 meters (23 feet). Kathryn Koeck and Samantha Kennedy dominated the weight throw event, registering first and second place finishes, respectively. Koeck tossed a personal-best mark of 58 feet, 10.25 inches (17.94 meters), which is the third-best mark in program history.

In the women's pole vault, Gemma Tedeschi and Nicole Jaffke each cleared 3.45 meters (11 feet, 3.75 inches). The duo's mark now ties them for the No. 6 vault in program history, and for Tedeschi, it is her new personal-best performance.

Marcell KirkmanBey notched a second-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.95, while teammate Joel Swanberg trailed him, collecting a third-place finish.

The Golden Eagles resume their indoor campaign on Friday, Feb. 13, when they travel to Allendale, Michigan for the GVSU Big Meet.



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