Three Panthers Win Events On Final Day Of Calhoun Invite
MACOMB, Ill. (April 9, 2011) - Durell Busby broke his own school record in the 110m hurdles and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's track and field team won three events on the second and final day of the Calhoun Invitational Saturday at Western Illinois.
Behind the strong second-day push, Milwaukee took third at the event with 104.50 points. Illinois State won the meet with 187.50 points and Augustana (Ill.) was second with 119.33. There were 16 teams in the field.
Busby ran 14.22 in the hurdles to eclipse his school mark of 14.24 set last weekend. He took second in the event by less than a second, as Russell Harris from Ashford won the event with an identical time of 14.22. Alex Delveaux took fourth in the event in 15.27, the seventh-best time in school history. Drew Feuk rounded out the top-10 with a time of 15.37.
Busby came back to take 11th in the 100m. His time of 10.94 in that event is the ninth-best time in school history.
The Panthers got wins from Jake Reilly, Chris Schuenke and Ben Crogan. Reilly topped the field in the 1500m, finishing in 3:55.54. Schuenke won the 3000m steeplechase in 9:42.52 and Bobby Glotfelty was third in 9:49.31.
Crogan led four UWM athletes in the top 10 of the pole vault, leading the field with a height of 15-7. Garrett Vetesnik was fifth with a height of 14-7 1/4 and Zack Gowdy was seventh by clearing 14-1 1/4. Feuk was 10th by clearing 13-7 1/4.
Scott Erickson and Matt Jensen put together some strong showings in the throws, led by Erickson's fourth-place showing in the discus. He threw 161-1 to lead the way. Jensen threw 156-6 for eighth. Jensen PR'd in the hammer throw on Friday (results became available Saturday morning) with a throw of 181-2. That distance is also second. Erickson, meanwhile, took third in the shot put, throwing 50-6 1/4 in the event, the sixth-best time in school history.
Toney Fisher in the 800m and Ryan Baumgartner in the 3000m were third-place finishers and Alex Delveaux took fourth in the 400m hurdles. Fisher ran 1:54.30 and was joined in the top 10 by ninth-place Brian Klipstein (1:56.55). Baumgartner crossed the line in 8:58.75, five seconds ahead of Thomas Wells in sixth with his time of 9:03.77. Delveaux ran 54.90 in the longer hurdles, the ninth-best time in school history.
Fisher, Delveaux, Crogan and Jake Spaciel combined on a 4x400m relay that took seventh. They posted a time of 3:22.90.
The Panthers return to action next weekend at the Dave Rankin Invitational Friday and Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind.