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 (Jr.): Competed in four events during the 2012-13 campaign... Notched a personal-best with a time of 4:10.39 in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 2)... Registered a second-place finish in the 1,000 meters at the Badger Classic (Jan. 12) with a time 2:32.72, a new personal best... Notched a first-place finish at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational (Dec. 7) in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:28.40... Ran in the mile three different times over the course of the 2012-13 campaign, registering two BIG EAST qualifying marks ... 2012-13 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (Jr.): Competed in four events during the 2013 campaign... Raced the 1,500-meter run seven times while posting a personal-best 3:52.30 at The Beach Invitational (April 20), also a BIG EAST qualifying mark... Finished first in the 1,500 at the Benedictine Twilight (April 26) with a time of 3:53.03... Placed second at the Marquette vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual (April 5) in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:48.43, a new personal best... Registered a new personal best at the Gregory Invitational (May 16) in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:59.02 ... 2012-13 Outdoor Performance List. Cross Country (Jr.):Participated in the first four races during the 2012 season ... Finished 31st overall (12th on Marquette) in the varsity 6k race at the NIU Huskie Open (Sept. 7) ... Finished fifth in the college race at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 12)...2012 XC Performance List.
2011-12: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor:Did not compete. Outdoor:Did not compete. Cross Country (So.):Competed in five varsity races during the 2011 campaign ... Finished 102nd overall (ninth on Marquette) at the 2011 BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championships (Oct. 29) at Louisville in a time of 27:04.8 ... Recorded a season-best 8k time of 26:10.0 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Oct. 14 in the JV race, in which he placed 50th ... MU's No. 3 runner and fifth overall (18:36.7) at the Wisconsin Badger Opener, a 6k race on Sept. 9 ...2011 Performance List.
2010-11: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (So.):Competed indoors in the mile and 3,000-meter run... Qualified for the 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Championship in the mile, where he recorded a new personal record of 4:14.68 (12th place) in a preliminary heat... Agnew's preliminary time advanced him to finals where he finished 12th in 4:21.32. Outdoor (So.): Recorded personal bests in the 800-, 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs during the outdoor campaign ... Placed fourth in both outdoor 1,500 races at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (April 2) and Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 9) in 3:58.53 and 4:00.08, respectively ... Recorded top outdoor 800 time (1:59.04) at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational and a top 5,000 time of 15:13.66 (sixth place) at the Bryan Clay Invitational (April 15). Cross Country (Fr.):Ran a season-best 8K time of 25:57.8 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational...Placed 27th overall at Wisconsin Badger Classic with an 8K time of 26:50.7 ... Competed in BIG EAST Championships and finished 89th with an 8K time of 28:29.7 ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ...2010 Performance List.
2009-10: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Fr.):Recorded a Marquette 3,000-meter freshman record and seventh-best time in school history of8:27:09at the Indiana Relays on Jan. 30 Outdoor (Fr.):Placed fourth in the steeplechase with a time of 9:36.15 at the USF Bulls Invitational on March 19...Ran a 4:17.30 and qualified for the BIG EAST meet in the mile at the UWM dual meet ... Ran a time of 15:24:25 in the outdoor 5,000 at Wisconsin Twilight. Cross Country: Did not compete.
High School: Agnew was a eight-time letterwinner, participating in cross country and track and field all four years of his high school career ... Reached a personal best of 4:20 in the 1600m as well as 9:32 for the 3200m.... Also reached a personal record of 15:44 in a 5k cross country meet...Earned all state recognition twice as a prep...Helped team earn the 2005 conference and sectional championships.
Personal: Agnew was born June 30, 1991 to Jeff and Rhonda Agnew in Fort Atkinson, Wis..... Has two younger siblings, Dylan and Megan.... Plans to major in physician assistant studies.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships 2011- Mile: 12th (prelim.) (4:14.68)/12th (final) (4:21.32)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2013- 1,500:(prelim.) (3:54.19)/10th (final) (3:53.61)
BIG EAST Championship (8k) 2012 - N/A 2011 - 102nd (27:04.8; ninth on MU) 2010 - 89th (28:29.7; eighth on MU)