Track & Field to Compete Close to Home on Friday
Feb. 19, 2015
A combination of 41 runners and jumpers will compete at Milwaukee, beginning at 4 p.m. with the men and women competing in the high jump.
Running events begin at 7 p.m. with the men's 60-meter dash, in which Dwayne Dash Jr., Djdade Denson, Marcell KirkmanBey, Glenn Lawrence Jr., and Carson Meinholz will all compete. On the women's side, Terica Harris and Jnana Martin will lead things off for the Golden Eagles.
KirkmanBey and Joel Swanberg will be running against each other in the 60-meter hurdles for the first time since they finished second and third, respectively, in the event at the Parkside Classic (Feb. 7).
The night at the Klotsche Center concludes with the 500-meter run, where Nicole Ethier, Martin, and Katie Tolan will all lace up for the women. Michael Corr and Meinholz will compete for an event crown on the men's side.
Meanwhile in Madison, seven of Marquette's throwers will be vying for the shot put and weight throw titles.
Kathryn Koeck, a redshirt senior, is entered in her first weight throw event since tossing a personal-best and third-best mark in MU history of 58 feet, 10.25 inches (17.94 meters) at the Parkside Classic (Feb. 7).
MU is looking to carry over the momentum gained by last weekend's record-setting performance at the GVSU Big Meet, in which 33 personal bests were set, 11 all-time marks were set, and one new freshman record was earned.
Kellie Greenwood beat out all competitors in the mile run at GVSU with a time of 4:48.93, a mark that ranks No. 4 all-time at MU. Junior Anton Rice also crossed the finish line first in the 600-meter run with a personal-best time of 1:19.53.
Freshman Alec Miller broke the all-time freshman record in the 800-meter run, clocking in at 1:51.48. His mark also ranks No. 5 all-time in MU history.
Both Cassy Goodrich and Anna Strong turned in excellent performances in the 400-meter run. Goodrich claimed second place with a time of 55.78, just .55 seconds from a PR, while Strong set a new personal best run with a time of 56.34 seconds.
Following the Panther Tune-Up, both squads will be gearing up for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, which are being held at The Armory in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 1.
Panther Tune-Up Entries
Bridget Bodee - High Jump
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