Panthers Post More Top Times At Meyo Invite
Feb. 2, 2013
South Bend, Ind. - Sherice Hewett and Washington Farrington each etched their names into the record books with outstanding marks and the team posted five personal records on the day as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's and women's track & field teams produced more impressive showings among the nation's elite at the Meyo Invitational Saturday inside the Loftus Sports Center.
"I was very pleased with how things went overall this weekend," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "The bottom line is that, for us to compete at a meet of this magnitude and against athletes of this nature and put up these kind of numbers will only help to improve our student-athletes and push the program forward. We had some incredible performances against some very elite talent and that's always encouraging to see."
Hewett had a leap of 40-0 (12.19m) in triple jump in just her second week of action in a Panther uniform to take eighth out of 35 competitors. That mark now stands third in school history. Senior Samia Taylor, the current school-record holder, came in just behind in 11th with a mark of 39-3 ¾ (11.98m).
For the second-straight day, Farrington moved up the ladder in the Panther record books. The Milwaukee native crossed the line in the 200m at 22.15 seconds, good enough for 15th place out of 57 runners. He now also stands sixth in school history.
On the women's side, sophomore Chelsea Maxey also recorded a new PR in the 200m, finishing with an impressive time of 25.30 seconds. That time was 25th out of 73 runners and improves her already seventh-place standing in UWM history.
In the women's 400m, Lauren Grant was just shy of her personal record with a time of 57.63 for 33rd place out of more than 70 runners. Senior Shelby Schaal did post a PR in the event at 58.44 seconds for 47th.
Sophomore Jeff Pigg also posted a personal record on the day in the 800m with a time of 1 minute, 56.40 seconds to take 52nd overall.
In the famous "Meyo Mile," freshman Reed Schmidt finished with a time of 4:20.63 in his first time running the event. On the women's side, junior Sammy Woller just missed a PR with a time of 5:16.36. Bobby Glotfelty finished the 3,000m in 8:53.64, also just missing a personal best.
The Panthers are right back at it next weekend as they head to Allendale, Mich. for the GVSU Big Meet hosted by Grand Valley State Friday and Saturday.