One Record Falls, All-Time Marks Set at Bryan Clay Invite

Cassy Goodrich set the 200-meter dash record for the second time in as many seasons.
April 15, 2016

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LOS ANGELES – The Golden Eagles set several all-time marks at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Asuza Pacific University on Friday, including sophomore Cassy Goodrich, who set a new school record in the 200-meter dash.

Goodrich broke the same record she set almost a year ago to the day at Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area. Her time of 24.18 seconds ranks third in the BIG EAST this season and bested her old mark by 18-hundredths of a second.

The men’s 4x100-meter relay team of Connor Boos, Jay Whalen, Brandon Bell and Karl Tatum was victorious and set the No. 2 mark all-time at MU with a time of 41.72 seconds, 23-hundredths of a second faster than runner-up UMKC. The time is the fastest this season in the BIG EAST.

Also setting an all-time mark was Alec Miller, who ran to a personal-best and fifth-fastest time at MU in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:48.17. Aric Miller (3:52.55) and William Hennessy (3:58.55) set personal-bests as well, while Ryan Shields and D.T. McDonald also ran solid times.

In the women’s 800 meters, Nicole Ethier improved on her second-fastest time on the all-time list by becoming just the second runner at MU to break 2:10 in the event. Her time of 2:09.96 was a lifetime-best and ranks third in the BIG EAST this year.

And Alison Parker was right on her heels with a time of 2:11.65, logging her fastest race since the team’s Los Angeles area trip back in 2014.

In the men’s 100-meter dash, the Golden Eagles saw one of the top three-way performances of all-time on the same day as Tatum (10.93), Bell (10.95) and Boos (10.96) each finished under 11 seconds. Those times rank just outside a very strong top-10 list all-time, led of course by Ralph Metcalfe’s 10.32-second silver medal finish at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, which also equaled the world-record at the time.

There were many other solid performances on the day as well. In the 400-meter dash, Nicholas Ebert ran a season-best, while Whalen set a personal record of 49.55 seconds. Ebert followed up with a personal-best in the 200-meter dash of 22.33 seconds.

In the women’s 200-meter dash, Anna Strong turned in a solid time of 25.54 seconds, while her sister Arra Strong ran a season-best 57.98 seconds in the 400-meter dash. Anna will race in her signature 400-meter event at Long Beach State tomorrow.

Anton Rice ran his fastest outdoor 800-meter time since 2014 with a solid 1:52.45 on Friday.

Tomorrow’s action will feature several student-athletes from Marquette competing at the Beach Invitational at Long Beach State, including Wally Ellenson, who will go for his fourth straight high jump victory and look to improve on his season-best mark of 2.20 meters.




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