Marquette Track & Field Performing Well Out West

Cassy Goodrich set a freshman record in the 400 with a time of 54.84 seconds
April 18, 2015

Mt. SAC Relays:
Thursday | Friday
Azusa Pacific:
Thursday | Friday
Cal State LA:
Thursday | Friday

WALNUT, Calif.
-- It's been a successful first two days for the Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams as they compete against top talent out West. Through two days of competition, the Golden Eagles have already recorded a fair share of personal-bests with one school record being set.

Kellie Greenwood smashed a seven-year-old mark in the 5,000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays Friday night, April 17, when she ran to a time of 16:34.07. William Koeck came close to breaking his own school record in the hammer throw, going for 61.18 meters (200-08). He was just three inches shy of his all-time mark set back on May 16, 2014 at Louisville.

Some highlights from Thursday night include the women's 10,000 meters, which took place under the lights at the Mt. SAC Relays and featured a personal-best time for Brittney Feivor. It was her third-straight meet setting a PR in a distance event as she ran to a time of 34:58.41 for the No. 3 time in MU history and fastest in the BIG EAST this season.

Maya Marion, who opened up the day's performances with a PR in the discus, threw for a distance of 39.27 meters (128-10) at Cal State LA.



The women's 4x100-meter relay team of Arra and Anna Strong, Terica Harris and Casey Goodrich turned in the No. 4 time in Marquette history and placed second with a time of 46.94 seconds.

The men's relay team of Joshua Word, Brandon Bell, Carson Meinholz and Dwayne Dash Jr. placed third with a time of 42.42 seconds.

Marcell KirkmanBey ran to an eighth-place finish in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.43 seconds.

Back to Friday's performances, Nicholas Ebert (49.22 seconds) and Arra Strong (57.71 seconds) set PR's in their respective 400-meter runs at Azusa Pacific, while Katie Tolan turned in a time of 58.22 seconds.

Bret Hardin threw for a distance of 55.66 meters (182-07) in the hammer to finish near Koeck's impressive mark.

On the women's side, Samantha Kennedy went for a season-best 55.88 meters (183-04) at The Beach Invitational.

Also at Azusa Pacific, Bell raced to a mark of 11.16 to pace MU runners, while Word and Meinholz each set PR's with times of 11.24 and 11.30 seconds, respectively.

In the women's high jump, Omo Tseumah reached 5 feet, 4.25 inches, while Bridget Bodee and Tatyana Pashibin each jumped to 5 feet, 2.25 inches.

Harris ran a season-best time of 12.61 seconds in the women's 100-meter dash. She would add to her busy day with a PR in the triple jump, leaping a distance of 11.53 meters to turn in the No. 7 mark all-time.

In the women's 400-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays, Goodrich became the second female-ever at Marquette to break 55 seconds, setting a PR and a freshman record with a time of 54.84 seconds. Anna Strong was right behind her with a PR of 55.02 seconds.

Over at Azusa Pacific, Dash Jr. leapt to a mark of 6.98 meters (22-10.85) in the long jump.

And in the women's 800-meter run, Nicole Ethier ran to her second-best time ever with a mark of 2:11.82, while Krista McClure followed close behind with a time of 2:15.32.

Kathryn Koeck was able to turn around some misfortunes in the beginning to take fifth in the hammer throw at the Mt. SAC Relays. She threw for a mark of 59.21 meters (194-03).

Alec Miller came through with a blazing fast time of 3:48.35 to win his heat in the 1,500-meter run at Azusa Pacific, marking the sixth-fastest in MU history.

To close out Friday's action, Jessica Parker and Jennifer Parker each competed in the women's 1,500-meter run with times of 4:30.89 and 4:33.82, respectively. Jessica's mark was good for No. 8 on the all-time list.

Meanwhile, Blake Lawson turned in a solid personal-best performance in the men's 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:14.17.

The teams will conclude competition in California tomorrow, April 18.


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