Marquette Track Concludes First Meet at Notre Dame

Freshman Cassy Goodrich had an impressive debut for the Golden Eagles.
Dec. 5, 2014

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams competed in their first meet of the 2014-15 indoor campaign on Friday evening at the Loftus Sports Center in Notre Dame, Indiana at the Blue and Gold Invitational.

“It was a pretty solid opener with a couple of good performances in the events we won,” head coach Bert Rogers said. “Anton Rice won the 1,000 and ran a PR in his first time out. We had a freshman, Alex Halloway, win the triple jump and it was nice for a freshman to get out, compete, and do well. On the men’s side Anton had a split on the 4x400 of 49-flat, and Brandon Bell had a PR in the 60 and the 200 and moved him up on the all-time lists in both those events. Overall I was pretty pleased with the sprint crew on the track.”

Bell moved up from tied for fourth all-time in Marquette history in the 60 to third with a mark of 7.04 seconds and placed fifth in the finals of the event. His time of 22.42 seconds in the 200 was the sixth-best time at Marquette in that event, while Glenn Lawrence Jr., placed ninth overall on Friday night in 22.81 seconds.

Halloway won the triple jump with a leap of 13.42 meters (44 feet, 1/2 Inch) and also placed 15th in the men’s 200. He was a part of the men’s 4x400-meter relay that finished fifth along with Joshua Word, Carson Meinholz and Lawrence Jr.

Rice won the men’s 1,000 in a time of 2:26.70, which qualifies as a top-six mark all-time at MU, ahead of recent graduates Jack Senefeld and Kyle Winter.  

On the women’s side, freshman Cassy Goodrich placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.99 seconds, while Anna Strong and Terica Harris followed in eighth and ninth place, respectively. Goodrich was seventh in the women’s 60 in a time of 7.84 seconds and placed second overall in her heat.

“Cassy Goodrich had one of the best freshman debuts since Tyler O’Brien in December of 2007, when Tyler set the school record in the 60 and took the school record in the 200,” Rogers said.

Sophomore Omo Tseumah, who won the high jump at last year’s meet, placed third on Friday evening while junior Tatyana Pashibin was second in the event with a top height of 1.68 meters (5 feet, 6 inches).

In the women’s 4x400-meter relay, Anna Strong ran the third leg after also competing in 2013 to help the Golden Eagles to another second-place finish in a time of 3:52.59. Strong was joined by sister, Arra, Terica Harris and Goodrich.

The Golden Eagles will resume the indoor season on Jan. 17 at the Badger Classic in Madison, Wisconsin.  

 

 


 

 

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