With the change of season approaching, and the National Catholic Championships ahead on Sept. 21, Marquette's cross country teams prepare to take their season to the next level. Hear from coach Mike Nelson and seniors Rebecca Pachuta and Spencer Agnew.
2012-13: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (So.): Competed in the mile, the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters during the 2012-2013 indoor campaign... Finished second at the Badger Classic (Jan. 12) with a time of 5:22.28... Posted a new personal-best in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:29.91 at the Illini Classic (Jan. 19)... Registered a new personal-best in the 5,000 meters with a time of 18:19.35 at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 9) ...2013 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (So.): Competed in the three events over the course of the 2013 campaign, including the 1,500 meters, the 5,000 meters and the 10,000 meters ... Posted a new personal-best and a third-place finish in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:50.78 at the MU vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual (April 5)... Recorded a new personal-best in the 5,000 meters at the Dr. Keeler Invitational (May 9) with a time of 17:47.12... Placed second at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 13) in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:48.10... Recorded a new personal-best in the 10,000 meters with a time of 37:05.36 at the Gina Relays (April 26) ...2013 Outdoor Performance List. Cross Country (Jr.): Competed in six races for the 2012 season... Earned a personal best at the 5k Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29) with a time of 18:32.13, placing 174th overall (fourth for Marquette)... Saw another personal best at the 6k Bradley Classic (Oct. 12) with a time of 22:18, finishing 52nd overall (sixth for Marquette)... Ran a 22:56.5 at the 6k BIG EAST Cross Country Championship (Oct. 26) earning a 52nd place overall (fourth for Marquette)... Competed in the 6k NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9) with a time of 22.4 for a 128th place finish (sixth overall) ...2012 XC Performance List.
2011-12: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Fr.): Pachuta participated in three events during the indoor campaign, including four times in the mile run ... Finished 20th at the Bill Bergan Invitational (Jan. 28) in the mile run with a season-best time of 5:11.94 ... Competed in the mile run at the Mayo Invitational (Feb. 4) ... Finished eighth at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 14) ... Participated in the 800-meter run at the Panther Tune-Up (Feb. 17) finishing fourth ... Also competed in the 3,000-meter at the Hoosier Hills invitational (Feb. 10) finishing with a time of 10:59.24...2012 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (Fr.): Pachuta competed in two events during the outdoor season, including four times in the 1,500-meter run .... Finished fifth at the Marquette Invitational (April 28) with a season best time of 4:52.97 in the 1,500 ... Competed in the 1,500 at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 14), and finished eighth with a time of 4:53.12 ... Competed in the 1,500 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 31) and the Milwaukee Dual (April 5) meet ... Also competed in the 800-meter run at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 31) finishing with a time of 2:28.62...2012 Outdoor Performance List. Cross Country (So.): Competed in four meets during the 2011 cross country season with top-seven team finishes at the first two meets ... Marquette's sixth finisher, 32nd overall, at Valpo's Crusader Open (Sept. 2) in a time of 20:00.5 ... Placed seventh on MU, 21st overall, at the Wisconsin Badger Opener on Sept. 9 in 19:15.9 ... Top 5k time of the season (19:10) was reorded at the National Catholic Invitational (Sept. 16), where she placed 78th overall ... Posted a time of 23:54.55 in her lone 6k race of the season at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 14), placing 128th overall...2011 Cross Country Performance List.
2010-11: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Did not compete. Cross Country (Fr.):Ran in the Wisconsin Badger Classic and finished with a 4K time of 16:02.4...Also competed in the National Catholic Invitational and Carthage College Invitational ...2010 Cross Country Performance List.
High School: Pachuta earned four letters in both cross country and track and field at Eastview High School ... As a co-captain in both sports during her senior year, she was an all-conference performer and was named Eastview's top scholar-athlete for the class of 2010 ... Pachuta led the Lightning to a regional runner-up finish in 2008 in addition to winning conference and regional championships in 2008 and 2010.
BIG EAST Championships (6k) 2012 - 52nd (22:56.50; third on MU) 2011 - N/A 2010 - N/A
NCAA Great Lakes Regional (6k) 2012 - 128th (22:40; sixth on MU) 2011 - N/A 2010 - N/A