Swanberg Highlights Solid Day One at BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Feb. 28, 2015
2015 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships
The Armory | New York City
Saturday, Feb. 28 - Sunday, March 1
BIG EAST Championships Central | TFRRS BIG EAST Indoor Performance List
Day One Results | Day Two Schedule of Events
Swanberg's height topped the field of eight vaulters and led the way for three other MU competitors as Vinny Martello (14 feet, 7.25 inches), William Ford (14 feet, 7.25 inches) and John Kaplan (14 feet, 1.25 inches) took third, fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Swanberg's performance was a personal best and just the beginning of his night as he began his quest for a heptathlon title as well. He currently leads the competition of 10 competitors through four events. Teammates Brett Tobin and Will Eggers are in second and fourth place, respectively, while Jordan Smith is nearby in ninth.
Records continued to fall when Cassy Goodrich set a new Marquette standard in the 200-meter dash, running the fastest time of three heats and qualifying with ease for tomorrow's final with a time of 24.59 seconds.
Goodrich is scheduled to run four events in all, including the women's 400 meters. Her time of 56.84 seconds was fourth-fastest and qualified her for tomorrow's final along with teammates Anna (56.37 seconds) and Arra Strong (57.88 seconds).
A new Marquette freshman record was set in the 1,000-meter run when Meghan Carrol ran to a time of 2:50.60. It was the No. 2 mark overall in school history and it qualified her for tomorrow's final.
In the men's weight throw, William Koeck narrowly missed defending his indoor title with a second place finish after a throw of 60 feet, 11.5 inches (18.58 meters). Bret Hardin (56 feet, 10 inches) took fourth followed by Joel McBride (50 feet, 4 inches) in sixth.
The Golden Eagles were well-represented in the long jump as Dash leapt to a mark of 23 feet, 4.50 inches (7.12 meters). Denson gave MU two in the top-three after his personal-best distance of 22 feet, 9.5 inches (6.94 meters) in the long jump. On the women's side, Tatyana Pashibin (18 feet, 1.75 inches) and Terica Harris (17 feet, 10.75 inches) placed third and fifth, respectively.
Jennifer Parker raced to a personal best and the No. 2 time in MU history in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.97.
Nate Gomoll qualified for the final in the men's mile with a time of 4:22.18. Brittney Feivor ran a personal-best on the way to sixth place in the 5,000-meter run. Feivor registered the No. 2 mark all-time in the event, going for a time of 16:36.64.
In the men's 60-meter dash, Brandon Bell (7.09 seconds), Glen Lawrence Jr. (7.19 seconds) and Joshua Word (7.10 seconds) all qualified for tomorrow's final. Bell also qualified in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.52.
Events pick back up tomorrow morning at 10:30 with the women's mile.
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