Feivor Leads Track & Field at Drake Relays

Brittney Feivor breaks the MU record in the 5,000 with a time of 16:32.93
April 24, 2015

Drake Relays Friday Results (.pdf)

DES MOINES, Iowa
-- The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up Friday's action at the 106th annual Drake Relays with some impressive performances. Other member took part at the Benedictine Twilight in Lisle, Illinois where the Golden Eagles picked up several wins.

Late Thursday night, Brittney Feivor broke the Marquette record in the 5,000-meter run, a mark that lasted only a week after Kellie Greenwood broke a seven-year-old record at the Mt. SAC Relays the week prior. Feivor's time of 16:32.93 at the Drake Relays was less than 2 seconds faster than Greenwood's time.

"The big school record for Brittney was pretty exciting," said head coach Bert Rogers. "Today we also had some solid performances with the 4x400 and 4x800 relays."

On Friday, the women's 4x800-meter relay team of Nicole Ether, Jennifer Parker, Krista McClure and Jessica Parker ran the No. 3 time in Marquette history after crossing the tape in 8:55.47. The men's team of Ryan Shields, Alec Miller, David Sajdak and Aric Miller also turned in an impressive time with a mark of 7:38.87.


 

 

The 4x400-meter relay team, which featured Arra Strong, Anna Strong, Katie Tolan and Cassy Goodrich neared their season-best time with a mark of 3:45.76.

Meanwhile, at the Benedictine Twilight, Nicole Jaffke turned in a terrific performance in the pole vault, recording a height of 3.64 meters (11-11.25), which was good enough for first place. Also, Kevin Ryan took home the steeplechase crown with a time of 9:32.20. It was his best mark by 15 seconds for the Blue & Gold.

Tatyana Pashibin threw for the ninth-best mark in Marquette history in the javelin with a distance of 33.76 meters (110-09). And concluding action Friday night, in the pouring rain no less, was Clare McDonald in the women's 3,000 meters. She ended the night on a fantastic note with a personal best time of 10:27.

"At Benedictine, we had some good performances early and then the weather kind of turned and we were just making the most of it," head coach Bert Rogers said. "But as always, we came to compete hard and I'm proud of the way the team dealt with the elements and competed as hard as they could."

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