Panther Women In First After First Day Of Big Blue Classic
CHARLESTON, Ill. (April 6, 2007) - Sophomore Jenni Saarinen and junior Angie Huebner each won events Friday to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's track and field team to a first-place showing after the first day of the Big Blue Invitational Friday at Eastern Illinois.
The Panthers scored 80 points on the meet's first day to pace the field, four points over Indiana State.
Saarinen leapt 19-0 in winning the long jump and took third in the javelin with a throw of 125-4 on Friday. In the long jump, freshman Reigna Pierce took fifth at 18-3 3/4, while sophomore Kory Olson was fifth in the javelin with a distance of 123-10.
In the 5000m, Huebner led Milwaukee runners in the top three places, crossing the line in 18:24.89 for the win. Senior Kourtney Nault was second in 18:35.69 and sophomore Liz Brothen place third in 18:50.54.
Senior Taryn Cozine rounded out the team's top-three finishers on the day, taking third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:06.58.
The second and final day of the Big Blue Classic gets underway Saturday at 9 a.m.