Zimmerman Posts Two Of UWM's Nine At Division I Invite
KENOSHA, Wis. (Jan. 12, 2008) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team won nine individual events, including two by junior Beth Zimmerman, in winning the Division I Invitational Saturday afternoon at Carthage College.
The Panthers scored 186.50 points to take top honors in the four-team field. Carthage was second with 146.50, while Chicago State, the only other Division I team competing, took third with 120. Coe College was also at the meet, taking fourth with 64 points.
Zimmerman won both the long and triple jumps, carrying over her success last season to the start of 2008. She cleared 18-3 in winning the long jump and cleared 38-0 ¼ for top honors in the triple jump.
Throwers senior Amber Curtis and sophomore Jamie Woods swept the throwing events, with Curtis winning the shot put and Woods the weight throw. Curtis topped the shot put with a throw of 44-3 ¼ and Woods was second, throwing 41-9 ¼ to tie her personal best. In the weight throw, Woods threw a PR of 48-1 ¾ and Curtis was second with a toss of 47-8.
Milwaukee took the top three places in the 55m hurdles and won both relay events. Sophomore Emily Budde was the top hurdler with a time of 8.85. Junior Kory Olson took second in the event in 8.88 and freshman Stacey Trzcinski took third in her first collegiate meet in 9.09.
In the relays, Budde ran with the winning 4x400m relay, which also included sophomore Stef Ross and freshman Tanaiya Fisher and Angie Kaufmann. The quartet crossed the line in 4:08.69. Kaufmann and Ross were also on the winning 4x200m relay that finished in 1:46.33. The duo was joined by sophomore Kelsey Conrad and freshman Marquisha Bradley.
Kaufmann added an individual win of her own and sophomore Erin Havener rounded out the Panther winners. Kaufmann's win came in the 400m, where she edged Conrad for top honors by crossing the line in 59.65. Conrad ran a time of 1:01.57. Havener picked up where she left off last season, winning the pole vault with a final height of 11-5 ¾.
Milwaukee returns to action next weekend at the Jack Johnson Invitational. Hosted by the University of Minnesota, the meet is next Saturday (Jan. 19).