Goodrich Does It Again, Team Wraps Up Cali Trip

Brandon Bell set a PR in the 200 and a season-best in the 100 on Saturday.
April 16, 2016

Beach Invite Results Page

LOS ANGELES – Another day, another school record for sophomore Cassy Goodrich, who broke her own mark in the 400-meter dash at the Beach Invitational hosted by Long Beach State University on Saturday after setting the school standard in the 200-meter dash yesterday.

Goodrich moves atop the BIG EAST outdoor list for the season with her 400-meter time of 53.73 seconds, which was good for a fifth-place finish on Saturday. The time also moves her into 16th on the West regional rankings.

“It was a very good weekend for us against very strong competition,” head coach Bert Rogers said after Saturday’s action. “I was most impressed with the group as a whole. Cassy had an amazing weekend. Two school records and a big PR in the 100-meter dash were very impressive. I am looking forward to us building off of this."

Also in the 400, junior Anna Strong ran a very nice time of 55.87 seconds – good for 12th place.

It was sibling rivalry in the women’s 800-meter run as all three Parker sisters ran solid times. Jessica Parker’s time of 2:15.27 led the way for MU, edging out Megan Carroll (2:15.52) and Jennifer Parker (2:15.53), while Alison Parker (2:18.14) was right on their heels.

In the 200-meter dash, Arra Strong ran a time of 26.05 seconds and followed up as the opening leg on the women’s 4x400-meter relay. Her team, which included Anna Strong, Nicole Ethier and Goodrich turned in the No. 8 time all-time at MU, finishing in third place overall with a time of 3:46.98.



On the men’s side, Nicholas Ebert ran a solid time of 49.12 seconds in the 400-meter dash.

In the 200-meter dash, Brandon Bell led the way with a big personal-best time of 21.91 seconds, breaking the 22-second mark for the first time in his life. Connor Boos (22.08) and Jay Whalen (22.32 – PR) also ran to solid times.

Bell would also turn in a season-best time of 10.93 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Karl Tatum would run a solid time of 11.24 seconds.

Five competed in the 800-meter run with Alec Miller pacing the Blue and Gold with a time of 1:51.73, which was a season-best and good for 15th place for the sophomore. Anton Rice (1:52.04) wasn’t far behind with a time of 1:52.04, while Aric Miller (1:53.73), D.T. McDonald (1:55.60) and Ryan Shields (1:56.56) finished as well.

In the 4x400-meter relay, the team of Boos, Rice, Whalen and Ebert ran a time of 3:16.84.

Finally, Wally Ellenson was aiming for his fourth straight high jump win, but he would fall just short as the Rice Lake, Wisconsin native too second place overall with a height of 2.10 meters (6 feet, 10.75 inches).


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