Golden Eagles Conclude Action at Gregory Qualifier
May 19, 2016
NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Following a BIG EAST Championship sweep for both the Marquette men’s and women’s track and field teams, several MU distance runners put a stamp on the 2016 outdoor season with one final performance at the Gregory Final Qualifier hosted by North Central College on Thursday.
The Gregory Qualifier allowed student-athletes from across the region one more opportunity to submit a national qualifying performance. Unfortunately, no one competing on Thursday for the Golden Eagles advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary round, but they did put a solid finishing touch on an outstanding year.
In the 5,000 meters, sophomore Maeve McDonald concluded her season with a respectable time of 19:04.57 on the women’s side, while sophomore Jack Carpenter turned in one final fast time, crossing the tape in 15:46.59 in the men’s race.
Freshman Hannah Gorin bested her previous career-best by nearly 7 seconds in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to place eighth overall with a time of 11:41.83.
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