Track and Field Shines at GVSU Big Meet

Alec Miller broke a freshman record with a time of 1:51.48 in the 800-meter run
Feb. 13, 2015

Big Meet Results

ALLENDALE, Michigan
– The Marquette University men’s and women’s track & field teams set 33 personal best times, 11 all-time list marks and one freshman record during competition at the Big Meet, hosted by Grand Valley State University inside the Kelly Family Sports Center Friday, Feb. 13.

The new freshman record came from Alec Miller, who placed seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.48. The mark ranks fifth on the Marquette all-time list and highlighted a slew of top performances on the day.

The Golden Eagles celebrated two individual titles. Kellie Greenwood took home the win in the mile with a time of 4:48.93, which marked a personal best and ranks No. 4 on the all-time list. In the 600-meter run, it was junior Anton Rice, who finished ahead of the pack with a time of 1:19.53. It marked a personal record by nearly two full seconds and ranked third-best all-time.

Fresh off a BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week honor, Cassy Goodrich took second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.78. The mark fell just .55-hundredths of a second shy of tying her personal record set last week, but still qualified as the third-fastest time in program history. Anna Strong was close behind, finishing third with a PR time of 56.34.

Finishing close behind Greenwood in the mile were freshmen Jessica Parker (4:55.97) and Meghan Carroll (4:58.54), who placed sixth and 13th, respectively.

Jennifer Parker turned in the No. 3 time in MU history and finished fifth in the 800-meter run with a personal best time of 2:12.25.

In the women’s 600-meter run, it was Krista McClure who registered a personal best and No. 4 all-time mark in Marquette history, running a time of 1:36 en route to win in her section.

In the women’s 3,000 meters, Brittney Feivor ran to a seventh-place finish with a personal best time of 9:44.57, the eighth-best time in Marquette history.

The women’s pole vault saw Nicole Jaffke place sixth overall with a height of 11-feet, nine-inches (3.58 meters), which came in as the fifth-best mark all-time.

In the men’s 5,000 meters, Marquette saw four runners race to personal-best times as Jack Carpenter and Patrick Campbell crossed the line in 15:10, followed closely behind by Nate Gomoll and Kevin Ryan at 15:18.


 

 

Marquette will stay close to home next Friday, Feb. 20, as it competes in the Panther Tune-up, hosted by UW-Milwaukee at the Klotsche Center.

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