Track and Field Performances of the Week: Homan and Winter
Feb. 5, 2013
Each week throughout the 2012-13 indoor and outdoor track and field seasons, a men's and women's performance will be highlighted on GoMarquette.com as the Marquette Track & Field Performances of the Week.
MILWAUKEE- Even with the indoor season winding down for Marquette track and field, many athletes continue to post personal-best marks. This week, the Marquette Track and Field Performances of the Week highlight two individuals, junior Gretchen Homan and senior Kyle Winter, who were able to elevate their performances to new personal heights at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., on Saturday, Feb. 2.
In one of the more impressive races in recent memory from a women's long sprints athlete, Homan was able to shave more than a second off of her personal-best time in the 400-meter run. Homan's time of 56.55 seconds was not only a large improvement from her previously stellar personal-best, but it also placed her second all-time in Marquette and qualified her for the BIG EAST Championship meet.
Winter, the reigning BIG EAST Indoor 800-meter champion, continues to assault the MU record book. He was able to run an indoor personal-best time of 1:50.36 in the 800-meter run, which puts him even closer to breaking the elusive, under- 1:50 barrier in the 800. Posting such a mark would put him in contention for qualifying for NCAA Indoor Championships.
Homan, a junior from Elkhorn, Wis., is a two-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic team. Winter, a senior from Wales, Wis., is a three-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic team, and is months away from earning a degree in finance.