Panthers Return To Action At Mayo Invitational
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Feb. 4, 2010) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's and women's track and field teams head to South Bend, Ind., this weekend for the Mayo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame, Friday and Saturday.
Milwaukee has remained in Wisconsin for its first three meets this season, including the season-opening Badger Quad and last weekend's Wisconsin Elite Invitational in Madison. The Panthers also hosted Marquette in a dual meet Jan. 23. Last weekend, the women placed fourth and the men fifth at the Wisconsin Elite Invite.
"We made some more progress this weekend," UWM head coach Pete Corfeld said on Saturday. "This time of year, you are going to go through ups and downs, peaks and valleys. We saw some good stuff this weekend and we will keep working at it and get our team into their routines."
The Panthers saw eight athletes post top-10 marks in school history last weekend, led by a strong trio in the women's pentathlon. Sophomore Shelby Schaal scored 3,486 points for the second-best score in school history, while senior Kory Olson posted the third-best score of 3,386 and freshman Moriah Myles the sixth-best (3,056).
UWM has had 21 top-10 marks happen over the first three meets of the season.
Milwaukee will return to action at the Iowa State Cyclone Classic next weekend, Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 11-13).
Men's top-10 showings from the Wisconsin Elite Invitational:
- Freshman Dan Simon in the heptathlon (3rd, 4,607 points)
- Freshman John Simons in his first collegiate meet in the 3000m (8th, 8:31.56)
Mongoven and Taylor were named the Horizon League Men's and Women's Field Athletes of the Week Jan. 25. Mongoven had claimed the award for the second-straight week to start the indoor season.