Milwaukee Repeats As League Indoor Champions
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2010) - Three seniors won events on the second and final day as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team laid claim to its second-straight Horizon League Indoor Championship Sunday.
The Panthers finished the meet with 174 points, distancing themselves from second-place Butler by 73 points. Loyola took third with 75 points, Wright State was fourth with 66 and Youngstown State took fifth with 45. UIC was next with 41 points, ahead of host Detroit with 21 and Valparaiso in eighth place with two.
Senior Beth Zimmerman, who won the long jump title Saturday, won the triple jump Sunday and was named the Horizon League Outstanding Field Performer. Head coach Pete Corfeld was named the League Coach of the Year.
Zimmerman leapt 39-3 3/4 to win the triple jump, leading three UWM scorers in the event. Freshman Samia Taylor jumped 38-9 for third and freshman Erika Suchla was fifth at 37-5 1/4. Senior Jamie Woods won Milwaukee's first shot put league title since 1997, throwing a personal-best 44-3 1/4.
Senior Kelsey Conrad rounded out the day-two winners, running 7.72 in winning the 60m. Sophomore Kate Duchow was fifth with a time of 7.86. In the 200m, Conrad took third with a time of 25.47 and Duchow was once again fifth in 25.76.
Freshman Chia Okonkwo was runner-up in the 60m hurdles, earning all-league second team honors. She ran 8.98. Freshman Flo Mafany was fourth in 9.04 and sophomore Calanetta Burrows was fifth in 9.12. Burrows also scored in the 400m, where she placed fifth in 59.44. Junior Angie Kaufmann took third in the 400m in 57.38.
Four Panthers scored in the high jump, led by sophomore Shelby Schaal in third place with a height of 5-2 1/4. Senior Jenni Parish, sophomore Laura Hamel and freshman Chantel McConville tied for fourth place, as each cleared 5-0 1/4.
UWM also got scoring performances in the 3000m and 4x400m relay. Freshman Elise Sigg crossed the line in the 3000m in 10:08.57 in third place. In the relay, Milwaukee's foursome were all named to the all-league second team as tunner-up with a time of 4:00.06.