Women's Cross Country, Track & Field

Marissa Golliday
Marissa Golliday


Oak Lawn, Ill.

High School:
H.L. Richards HS

Combined Events

I/O Eligibility:


Golliday Earns Academic All-America Honors

Senior given third-team honors


Two Crack UI Top-10 at Mt. SAC

Golliday and Morrison set PR's in heptathlon


#18 Illinois Athletes Head to Three Meets This Weekend

Illini to compete at LSU; Jesse Owens and Mt. SAC


Ashley Spencer Wins Two Events at ASU

Four Illini crack school's top-10 in events


#16 Illini Face Loaded Field at Sun Angel Track Classic

Illini will bring full squad to meet in Tempe, Ariz.


2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Photos from the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.


Day 1 Photo Gallery

Pictures from day one of the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships.


Illini Open

Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013


2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Earned first team All-America honor after running the first leg of the 4x400m relay squad which finished fifth at the NCAA Championships ... Was part of the school record holding 4x4 team, finishing with a time of 3:29.28 ... Earned second team All-America honor in the high jump, finishing the day with a lifetime best mark of 5-10 3/4 (1.80m) ... The mark inches her to sole possession of fifth all-time in the Orange and Blue record books ... Finished a career-best third place in the heptathlon, scoring 5,305 which ranks second in school history ... Big Ten Champion in the 4x400m relay ... Was part of the winning 4x400m relay squad at the Drake Relays to help Illini win first annual Hy-Vee Cup ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.

Indoor: Earned first All-America honor after setting the school record in the heptathlon, scoring 4,167 points and finishing seventh ... At the national meet, set a career best in the long jump (5.78m) ... Part of Big Ten Championship team, first team crown since 1996 season ... Ran the third leg of the Big Ten Champion 4x400m relay squad that set a new Big Ten and school record time of 3:33.30 ... Finished runner-up in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Championships scoring 4,067 and a personal best in the 60m hurdles (8.81) ... Tied for seventh highest high jump mark in school history, after jumping a personal best 5-9 1/4 (1.76m) at the Husker Invitational.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 400m after setting a personal-best time of 54.12 at the Tom Botts Invitational ... Competed in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championships, totaling 5,253 which ranks fourth highest in school history ... Won the heptathlon 200m (24.44) and 800m (2:12.21) events at the conference meet, setting career-bests with both ... Also set personal-bests in the 100m hurdles, long jump and javelin ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Competed in the pentathlon ... Scored a personal best 3877 at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the high jump, long jump, shot put, 60m hurdles, and 400m along with the pentathlon ... Placed first in the high jump at the Illini Open with a jump of 5-7 (1.70m) ... Placed third in the 400m at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a time of 56.17 ... Participated in six meets.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Won the 400m at Stan Lyons Invitational with a 55.50...Scored points in the 400m at the Big Ten Challenge, placing eighth...Finished sixth in the 400m at the Polytan Invitational...Scored points at the Big Ten Challenge in the 4x400m relay, placing third.

Indoor: Ran her personal-best in the 600m with a 1:34.74 at the Illini Classic ... Recorded her personal-best in high jump with 5-7 (1.70m) at the Illini Open, finishing first ... Ran the 400m at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran in the 4x400m with two first place finishes ... Ran in the distance medley relay in the Big Ten Championships.

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Anchored the 4x400m relay squad to a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 400m ... Also competed in the 400m at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships ... Placed third in the 200m (25.93) and 400m (54.65) at the Stan Lyons Invite ... Placed second in the 400m with a personal-best time of 54.49 at the Illinois Twilight while also posting a personal-best time of 24.66 in the 200m at the meet.

Indoor: Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors as part of the runner-up 4x400m relay and scored individually in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships, turning in a seventh-place finish with a personal-best time of 54.95 ... Participated in three events including 60m, 200m, and 400m dash ... Placed second at Illinois Intercollegiate in the 200m (25.76) and the 400m (58.07) ... Ran her personal-best time of 25.61 in the 200m at SASF Invitational.

High School
2009 state champion in the 400m at the Illinois Class 2A meet ... State meet record-holder in the 400m with a personal-best time of 54.85 ... Runner-up in the 200m at the 2009 Illinois Class 2A state meet with a personal-best time of 24.88 ... Named a member of the Chicago Tribune's 2009 Scholar Athlete Team ... Graduated in the top ten percent of her class.

Daughter of Angela Golliday and Joseph Alexander ... Born April 22, 1991 ... Chose Illinois because she loved the beautiful campus and wanted a bigger school ... Enjoys photography ... Majoring in Advertising.

Golliday's Personal Bests
High Jump: 5-10 3/4 (1.80m) - NCAA Championships (6/8/13)
400m: 54.12 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/14/12)
Heptathlon: 5,253 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
100m H (hep.): 14.13 - Big Ten Championships (5/10/13)
200m (hep.): 24.26 - Mt. SAC Relays (4/17/13)
800m (hep.): 2:12.21 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
Javelin (hep.): 85-1 (25.94m) - EIU Big Blue Classic (3/29/12)
Long Jump (hep.): 17-11 (5.46m) - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)

60m: 8.02 - Illinois Intercollegiate (1/30/10)
200m: 25.61 - SASF Invitational (1/16/10)
400m: 54.95 - Big Ten Championships (2/28/10)
600m: 1:34.74 - Illini Classic (1/22/11)
High Jump: 5-9 1/4 (1.76m) - Husker Invitational (2/2/13)
Pentathlon: 4,167* - NCAA Championships
60m H (pent.): 8.81 - Big Ten Championships (2/22/13)
Shot Put (pent.): 37-9 1/4 (11.51m) - Big Ten Championships (2/24/12) Long Jump (pent.): 18-11 3/4 (5.78m) - NCAA Championships (3/9/13)

* - school record

Updated July 2013