Track & Field Heads to GVSU Big Meet in Michigan

William Ford
Feb. 11, 2016

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams are preparing to compete in the Grand Valley State Big Meet on Friday, Feb. 12, which will be held at the Kelly Family Sports Center in Allendale, Michigan.

"This will be another opportunity to put down some good marks on a big (300 meters), fast track," head coach Bert Rogers said. "The team's preparation has been great all year with everyone using success at BIG EAST as motivation. This is our last really big meet before the conference championships."

The Golden Eagles will send 43 runners and eight jumpers to the meet that will feature about 60 teams. Events will start at 10 a.m. Central time on Friday when the men and women compete in the 5,000-meter run, while field events are set to begin at 12:30 p.m. with long jump, followed by men's and women's shot put.

Last week, MU sent its runners to the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame where sophomore Cassy Goodrich broke the 16-year-old school-record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.72 seconds, which currently ranks third in the BIG EAST Conference. Sophomore Alec Miller set a personal-best and the No. 2 all-time mark at MU in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.07.

MU's throwers competed at the UW-Parkside Classic where Monica Voudrie set a freshman record in the weight throw with a distance of 15.81 meters (51 feet, 10.5 inches). Sophomore Maya Marion had a tremendous day as well, taking first in the shot put and second in the weight throw. Other notable performances included sophomore William Ford's No. 3 mark in the pole vault of 4.75 meters (15 feet, 7 inches) and Alex Halloway and Allison Chmelik sweep the men's and women's triple jump, respectively.



Last year at the GVSU Big Meet, MU put forth numerous top performances, including Miller setting a freshman record in the 800-meter run, Anton Rice winning the 600-meter run, Kellie Greenwood taking the mile, and many more.

After Friday's action, the Golden Eagles will head to the Red & White Open hosted by Wisconsin in Madison on Feb. 19. The meet will mark the final tune-up before the 2016 BIG EAST Indoor Championships, which are set for Feb. 26-27, in Ocean Breeze, NY.

Marquette Entries:

Bridget Bodee - High Jump
Abigail Busse - Mile
Meghan Carroll - 800m
Allison Chmelik - Triple Jump
Nicole Ethier - 600m, 4x400 pool
Brittney Feivor - 5000m
Monique Felix - 60 Hurdles, Triple Jump, 4x400 pool
Cassy Goodrich - 200m, Long Jump, 4x400 pool
Kyra Gudex - 800m
Terica Harris - Long Jump, Triple Jump, 4x400 pool
Nicole Jaffke - Pole Vault
Nora Keller - 5000m
Clare McDonald - 3000m
Maeve McDonald - 5000m
Alison Parker - 800m
Jennifer Parker - 800m
Jessica Parker - Mile
Tatyana Pashibin - High Jump
Sarah Poirier - 5000m
Madison Ricciardi - 60 Hurdles
Kayla Spencer - Mile
Anna Strong - 200m, Long Jump, 4x400 pool
Arra Strong - 60m, 400m, 4x400 pool
Gemma Tedeschi - Pole Vault
Omo Tseumah - High Jump
Erica Wanie - 800m, 4x400 pool

Brandon Bell - 200m
Connor Boos - 60m, 200m
Patrick Campbell - 5000m
Jack Carpenter - 5000m
Brad Eagan - Mile
Nicholas Ebert - 200m, 400m
William Ford - Pole Vault
Nate Gomoll - Mile
Alex Halloway - 400m
William Hennessy - Mile
Jon Klaiber - 5000m
Mitchell Kwapick - Mile
D.T. McDonald - 800m
Killion McGinnis - High Jump
Henry Mierzwa - Mile
Alec Miller - Mile
Aric Miller - 800m
Mathew Peter - 60 Hurdles
Anton Rice - 600m, 800m
Kevin Ryan - 5000m
Ryan Shields - 800m
Greg Suarez - 800m
Karl Tatum - 60m, 200m
Jay Whalen - 400m, 200m
Will Wolf - Triple Jump
Joshua Word - 200m, 400m


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