Verdoliva and Hackett move into MU Top 10

April 16, 2010



WALNUT, Calif. - Senior Sarah Verdoliva and sophomore Jack Hackett moved up the top-10 lists in school history as a few select members of the Marquette University men's and women's track and field squads competed Friday afternoon at the Mount San Antonio College Relays.

"We had some pretty solid performances today," head coach Bert Rogers said. "Jack (Hackett) and Olivia Johnson were each able to win their respective heats. Chanel (Franklin) ran some very solid races this afternoon in both the 100 and 200. Sarah (Verdoliva) ran a very smart, tactical race to move into the No. 4 spot in school history. Kyle (Winter) got stuck in a very large group of runners and really go tboxed in, but it was a learning experience for him. We are really looking forward to getting over to the Beach meet tomorrow."

Senior Sarah Verdoliva recorded the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:11.47. The mark also qualified her for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.

In the men's 1,500-meter run, Jack Hackett notched the seventh-fastest time in MU history with a time of 3:50.73 to finish 27th. WIth the time, Hackett recorded almost a full five second PR in addition to qualifying for the BIG EAST Championships.

Junior Olivia Johnson recorded a personal-best time in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:31.56 to finish 16th.

Freshman Chanel Frankin finished 30th in the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.97 seconds and also placed 13th in the 100 with a time of 12.15 seconds.



Erynn James tied for fifth place in the high jump, reaching a height of 1.70 meters (5 feet, 7 inches).

Kyle Winter finished 36th in the 800-meter run in 1:54.17.

The Golden Eagles who competed at the Mt. SAC Relays will compete tomorrow at the Long Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif., while the other Marquette track and field student-athletes will compete at the Iowa Invitational and the Wheaton College Twilight.



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