Panthers Break DMR Record At Iowa State
AMES, Iowa (Feb. 11, 2011) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team saw its distance medley relay fall to highlight the second day of the Iowa State Cyclone Classic.
The meet got underway Thursday with Laura Hamel posting the fifth-best pentathlon score in school history and continues Saturday.
"Neat to start out the weekend with a school record like that," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "The team did really well. It was nice to start out the weekend with some solid performances, especially two weeks out of the Horizon League meet. Looking forward to a solid day two and getting used to two-day meets on the road here and applying it to the conference meet."
Shannon Brown, Kristi Schutte, Erika Hanson and Tanaiya Fisher combined on a time of 12:11.40 to take ninth in the distance medley relay. The foursome's time bettered the school mark of 12:12.77 set in 2009. Fisher and Hanson were a part of that relay, as well.
Hamel scored 3,125 points in the pentathlon Thursday, taking ninth. The score is a personal best and the fifth-best score in school history. Chia Okonkwo also ran the seventh-best 200m time in school history Friday, crossing the line in 25.62 for 48th place.
Milwaukee had a number of other top-20 finishes on the day, led by Ashlee Mongoven in the non-seeded high jump and Chantel McConville in the non-seeded pole vault. Mongoven tied for third in her event with a height of 5-1 3/4.
McConville with tied for fifth in her pole vault event with a final height of 11-1 3/4. Amy Magnuson, Courtney Fisher and Sarah Finer each cleared 10-8, with Magnison tying for 11th and Fisher and Finer tying for 13th based on jumps. Erin Havener competed in the seeded pole vault, tying for 12th with a height of 11-1 3/4.
Reigning league field athlete of the week Reigna Pierce also had a top-20 finish, taking 15th in the long jump with a leap of 17-9 3/4.